Lambert Heller

Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology - Germany

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Lambert Heller is the head of the Open Science Lab at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB). His work focuses mostly on stuff like research information systems (e.g. VIVO) and collaboratively maintained hubs for open data (e.g. Wikidata). More generally, the Open Science Lab strives to cultivate and to train "Open practices" in research and libraries. Lambert is repsonsible for a number of successful grant proposals in the beforementioned areas at TIB. He is often invited as a consultant and speaker on these topics in Germany and abroad.

Session 5: Decentralized protocols and apps in science
May 11, 2017 11:30 - 12:30

With the advent of blockchain, it has become relatively easy to keep an immutable, transparent and provable record of structured information. Early takes on decentralized applications based on blockchain and related protocols in the area of research are far-reaching. "Programmable science" concepts utililize smart contracts for IoT sensor networks. Other proposals attempt to incentivise early sharing of research data through immutable time stamps and alternative reputation systems. - Are decentralized protocols an effective lever for making science more reproducible?

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