Orvium unlocks the full potential of a decentralized, fair, transparent and competitive market, free of biases, oligopolies and private interests.
Scientific work is available from the moment it is submitted. Orvium establishes an independent, decentralized and immutable time-stamped proof of existence, authorship and ownership.
A public trace of all the activity is kept in the blockchain: submission, revisions, accepted and rejected peer reviews, copyright and user license changes, etc.
Orvium produces bespoke licensing models by design. The model is always the author's own decision.
Orvium empowers scientists to share their complete studies by making available research data, code, etc. This increases scientific validity.
Orvium integrates Big Data Analytics with the blockchain. This unlocks valuable insights to improve scientific production.
Decentralized journals offer a low maintenance, highly flexible, cost effective and completely autonomous way of handling and categorizing scientific literature, while offering an additional line of business for authors and editors.
Orvium provides a collaborative framework for any single process related to the manuscript life cycle.
Orvium invites the general public to redefine journals, to create challenges that increase scientific validity and to promote patronage campaigns in both the public and private sectors.
All transactions (e.g., submissions of manuscripts, revisions, publications, peer reviews, oracle actions, patronage results etc.) are stored on the blockchain and are accessible to anyone.
Unlocks a public, globally accessible, fully traceable and trustworthy record of the publication process at a minimal cost
Leverages forefront Big Data technologies and artificial intelligence developments to take scientific validity to a completely new level. Replacing the current obsolete rules with unbiased and transparent data-driven solutions.
Orvium's source code will be published under an open source license and driven by the community.
ORV establishes a transparent, comprehensive and competitive business model to support global research.
ORV enables a fair cost-distribution model to authors, ensuring reward and recognition for all participants.
ORV enables journals to become viable and sustainable at a low cost.
ORV ensures a continued evolution of the platform while supporting global research.
During submission periods, manuscripts (initial or new versions) are available to the whole community. Authors can offer ORV tokens to encourage the community to submit peer reviews. The number of ORV tokens offered will be determined by the author.
Reviewers can submit reviews of any manuscript at any time. Through proper analysis and public exposure to the results, Orvium allows both public recognition of reviewers’ work and a reward in the form of Orvium tokens.
Orvium gives authors full control over licensing and copyright. If a paid licensing model is chosen, journals and/or readers pay ORV tokens for accessing the content.
Authors can share the data used in their research. They are able to select the licensing and copyright model that suits them best. This data-licensing freedom will facilitate a new research data-market. This will effectively help authors reduce costs at the same time as earning rewards for their work, which will then serve as the basis for others’ economic benefit.
Journals are managed as decentralized autonomous organizations by smart contracts. These are defined transparently by contributors, who offer ORV tokens and receive specific Journal Tokens.
The management rules are publicly available. Journal tokens empower contributors by providing decision-making capabilities using a variety of voting and participation schemas.
Contributors earn revenue based on their contributions and the rules defined in the smart contract. The operational costs associated with reviews, copyright agreements and Orvium Licenses are covered by the owner’s stake.
Meet who are behind the scenes
Manuel's career has been focused on supporting large collaborations through technological innovation. He has led critical data-management, big data and machine-learning initiatives for the largest and most complex scientific instrument ever built (CERN LHC). In addition, he has collaborated with NASA-JPL, Fermilab (U.S. Dept. of Energy) and GSI, among others. He has contributed, as a guest lecturer, to the Executive Program at ESADE Business School, and has advised international companies such as Oracle, BMW, Caixa, Gassco, Eni, UPS.
Antonio has led several big-data and machine-learning projects for the R&D partnership between CERN and multiple ICT market-leaders. His work - accelerating cutting-edge predictive-maintenance and machine-learning solutions - has fuelled ground-breaking operations and optimizations at the CERN accelerator complex. He has collaborated with other institutions such as Fermilab, GSI and EMBL-EBI.
Over ten years’ experience working in the private sector for international companies such as Deutsche Telekom, Just Eat or Asos Ltd. Leading, designing and developing high-availability software solutions. Roberto enjoys being part of, as well as leading, successful and productive teams. Decentralized technologies advocate and passionate about developing innovative and creative solutions. He built his own software house in 2016.
The following milestones give details about the development of the Orvium project, as it becomes the leading publication platform for the research community while returning the benefits of science to society.
2018 Q2 to Q3
2019 Q2 to Q3