Rajesh Pandey

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

Committee Chair

Tathagata Mukherjee

Committee Member

Manil Maskey

Committee Member

Chaity Banerjee Mukherjee

Research Advisor

Tathagata Mukherjee


Blockchains (Databases), Open scholarship


Open science promotes transparency in scientific processes, including open access, incentivization, provenance, open-source tools, metrics, and resource sharing. However, effective management of these processes remains a challenge. This research explores the application of blockchain technology to address key aspects of open science, offering a decentralized and secure platform for secure tracking and independent verification of scientific data across various domains. Additionally, it allows researchers to preregister information, track every step in the research lifecycle, accrue incentives based on downloads and citations, and verify dataset authenticity through blockchain, providing immutable proof of existence at specific time points. We also analyzed the relationship between downloads and citations and used it to define an incentive distribution strategy. The study shows the potential of blockchain in advancing open science objectives by ensuring secure, transparent, and verifiable scientific research workflows.

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