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ResearchHub Foundation

ResearchHub Foundation

The ResearchHub Foundation is a global decentralized community that aims to align incentives in academia, making science more open.
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Buyback and Fund Science

In September 2020, Joel Monegro from Placeholder VC published the essay “Stop Burning Tokens – Buyback And Make Instead” where he suggested that projects and protocols should buy back and reissue tokens to incentivize growth rather than buying back and burning tokens to return value to token holders.
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“This is How Science Should Be” — Edmilson Rodrigues about running a research project on ResearchHub.

Ed Rodrigues tells us the fascinating story of how he started an open-source research project and how he got it funded through the RH bounty mechanism
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Financially Incentivized Peer Review

Peer review is a vital component of modern scientific research that involves challenging assumptions and pushing fields forward. In the current structure, journals request peer review services on a voluntary basis from researchers (e.g. faculty and post-docs), despite charging oftentimes exorbitant fees for the publication they are requesting review upon. Proper peer review requires that researchers maintain at the cutting edge of their respective fields, which leaves them tight on time. Unsurprisingly, researchers often don’t have the time commitment nor the financial incentive to do the laborious peer review for these articles, and thus articles get bottlenecked in the journal submission process. Misaligned incentives are stifling the pace of science and by extension blunting the efficiency of funding structures.
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Community Governed Change for the ResearchHub Platform

ResearchHub is a modern web and mobile platform for the open discourse and discussion around science with the underlying mission of accelerating the pace of scientific research.