Open and Transparent Science Powered By Blockchain

Orvium is the first open source and decentralized framework for managing scholarly publications’ life cycles and the associated data

Orvium Disruption

Science Revolution in the Blockchain

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Decentralized Model

Orvium unlocks the full potential of a decentralized, fair, transparent and competitive market free of biases, oligopolies and private interests.

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Zero-delay Publication

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.

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Full lifecycle traceability

Keeps in the blockchain a public trace of all the activity: submission, revisions, accepted and rejected peer reviews, copyright and user license changes, etc.

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Authors select license and own copyright

Orvium is agnostic about licensing models by design. The model is always author's decision.

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Research Data and Process

Orvium empowers scientists to share the complete study by making available research data, code, etc. This increase scientific validation.

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Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Orvium integrates Big Data Analytics with the blockchain. This unlocks valuable insights to improve scientific production.

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Decentralized Journals

Decentralized journals offer a low maintenance, highly flexible, cost effective and completely autonomous way to handle and categorize scientific literature while offering a further line of business for authors and editors.

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Collaborative Environment

Orvium provides a collaborative framework for any single process related to the manuscript life cycle.

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Incorporate Society to Science Evolution

Orvium opens the definition of journals, the creation of challenges to increase scientific validation and the promotion of patronage campaigns to the general public.

Transparent, Universal, Unbiased and Accessible Science


Every transaction (e.g., submissions of manuscripts, revisions, publications, peer reviews, oracle actions, patronage results etc.) is stored the blockchain and accessible to anyone

Decentralized Storage

Unlock a public, globally accessible, fully traceable and trustworthy record of the publication process at a minimal cost

Open Source Framework

Orvium's source code will be published under an open source license and driven by the community.

Orvium Token Publication Model

Manuscript Submission

At submission time manuscripts is available to the whole community and authors can stake a number of ORV tokens which can be claimed by reviewers.

Scientific Review

Reviewers can submit reviews to any manuscript at any time and get public recognition and reward

Copyright and License

Orvium empowers authors fully control over the licensing and copyrights. If a paid licensing model is chosen, journals and/or readers pay ORV tokens for accessing the content.

Dentralized Journal Management

Decentralized Journals are managed by smart contracts defined transparently by owners, who pay a license to operate them using ORV tokens.

The ORV Token

Efficient and Unbiased Business Model

ORV establishes a transparent, comprehensive and competitive business model to support global research.

Recognition and Reward

ORV enables a fair cost distribution model to authors, ensuring reward and recognition for all participants

Cost Effective Journals

ORV empowers journals to become viable and sustainable at a low cost

Continuous Evolution

ORV ensures a continued evolution of the platform while supporting global research.

Our Team

Meet who are behind the scenes


Manuel Martin

Manuel's career has focused on supporting large collaborations through technology innovation. Manuel has led CERN critical data management, big data and machine learning initiatives. He has collaborated in technology projects with NASA-JPL, Fermilab (U.S. Dept. of Energy) and GSI among others, is guest lecturer at ESADE business school and has advised large companies such as Oracle, BMW, Caixa, Gassco, Eni, UPS

Blockchain Expert

Big Data Project Leader


Antonio Romero

Antonio has led several big data and machine learning efforts for the R&D partnership between CERN and leading ICT companies. His work accelerating cutting-edge predictive maintenance and machine learning solutions has motivated ground-breaking operation optimizations for the CERN accelerator complex. He has collaborated with other institutions such as Fermilab, GSI and EMBL-EBI.

Technology Solution Architect

Big Data Engineer

Volkswagen Data:Lab

Roberto Rabasco

More than ten years of experience working in the private sector for companies like Deutsche Telekom, Just Eat or Asos Ltd. Leading, designing and developing high-availability software solutions. Decentralized technologies advocate. Roberto enjoys being part of, as well as leading, successful and productive teams. Decentralized technologies advocate and passionate about developing innovative and creative solutions to problems. He built his own software house in 2016

Application and Cloud Technology Expert

Senior Software Engineer


Scientific Advisors

Ph.D. Alberto Di Meglio

Alberto is Head of the CERN openlab partnership programme. He is also senior project manager at CERN with more than 20 years of experience in leading technology projects and activities in the field of computer science and software engineering within large scale collaboration frameworks. He has a degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Ph.D. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

Head of the CERN openlab


Tom Soderstrom

Visionary and practitioner in applied collaboration, leads a collaborative, practical and hands-on approach with JPL and industry to investigate emerging IT technology trends relevant to NASA and large enterprises. Tom has led large scale and remote teams in both startups and large companies. Some examples include Telos, enterWorks, Digital Island, Exodus, Cable & Wireless, and Raytheon.

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer


Ph.D. Chris Mattmann

Expert in software design and construction of large-scale data-intensive systems. He co-invented Apache Tika, one of the most widely used frameworks for content detection and analysis. His work has also been utilized for a number of NASA space missions. He is member of the Board of Directors of the Apache Foundation and adjunct Associate Professor in University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering.

Associate Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

Board of Director Apache Software Foundation


Ph.D. Miguel Angel Pesquera

Regional Minister of industry and technological development of the Government of Cantabria, as well as creator of companies of Internet technology innovation. Member of the jury of the Prince of Asturias Awards for scientific and technical research.

Professor and Head of Transport & Logistics

University of Cantabria

Ph.D Nico Orce

His research includes the study of the abundance of elements in the Universe, existence of collective nuclear excitations and development of new nuclear models, and it is based at different laboratories around the world, including iThemba LABS, University of Kentucky, TRIUMF and CERN.

Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Astrophysics

University of the Western Cape

Ph.D. Jesús Villadangos

As Associate Professor at Universidad Pública de Navarra (Spain) Jesús has developed his main working experience on distributed algorithms design and also encouraging business excellence by applying CMMI appraisal programs.


Public University of Navarre

Business Strategy Advisors

Bernd Lapp

Bernd Lapp has several years of management experience across multiple industries, including finance, digital media and sports. From 2015 onwards he focused on this new technology, advising consulting firms and also joined the Advisory Board of the Ethereum Foundation.

Advisor to Blockchain Projects

Former Advisory Board of the Ethereum Foundation

Old School GmbH

Ph.D. Christopher Tucci

Christopher is Professor of Management of Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where he holds the Chair in Corporate Strategy & Innovation. His primary area of interest is waves of technological changes and how they influence entrant/incumbent dynamics. He is co-author of several books and has published a large number of articles. He received the Ph.D. in Management at the MIT.

Chair in Corporate Strategy & Innovation

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Franco Amalfi

Leads a team focused on innovation, tools and strategies to help government officials to effectively use modern cloud based emerging technologies. Amalfi also publishes articles on leveraging technology to drive business value for governments. He is also a frequent speaker at government conferences.

Director of Innovation

Oracle Public Sector North America

Davide Gallo

Computer Engineer and MBA with 15 years of experience in go-to-market and alliances for Leading Companies in Big Data. Leads the AWS Alliances in Switzerland building strategic Partnership with high impact companies. Passionate of Blockchain, mentors start-ups with high potential in technology and business value.

Manager of the Partner Ecosystem

Amazon Web Services

Ruben Garcia

Ruben holds a Master in Marketing and is a Business Analyst with more than 10 years of experience working for world leading retail companies such as Costco Wholesale and Metro Group. He is as well an enthusiast of the application of Blockchain technologies for creating innovative solutions.

Marketing Expert

Costco Wholesale


Marc Magrans de Abril

Full-stack computer engineer and economist with 15 years of experience, mostly building software for large and complex scientific collaborations. Highly flexible, I have mutated back and forth between developer, DevOps, and/or team lead. My motivation at work is to learn and give value to colleagues and users independent of its shape.

Software Engineer and Economist


Ignacio Coterillo

Responsible for the Database on Demand service, an automation platform for database management which hosts hundreds of databases for the CERN user community. His professional interests are centered around Open Source, programming languages, databases and data analysis.

Database and Software Engineer


Jose Carlos Luna Duran

Security expert and experienced software engineer working at CERN for more than 15 years. He was a member of the now defunct sexy pandas security research group, qualified three times for the finals in Defcon(Las Vegas: 2007, 2008, 2009) world-wide CTF competition.

Computer Engineer and Security Expert


Ph.D. Hector Valverde

PhD in Molecular Biology with extensive background in Research and Software Development. He has taken the role of Author, Reviewer, Editor and Main Developer of Editorial Services for Scientific Publishing.

Solution Architect

Volkswagen Data:Lab

Ph.D. Raul Murillo Garcia

Senior software engineer with experience in the academic field and a career of over 12 years at CERN. Lately, Raul has grown an interest on Blockchain technologies. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and a PhD in real-time systems.

Software Engineer


Carlos Ghabrous Larrea

Senior Telecommunication Engineer with ten years experience in SW development, wireless technologies and testing. I have extensive experience in working with international teams and customers split in different locations. Committed to execute plans to completion with high quality.

Software Engineer



The following milestones give details about the development of the Orvium project in order to become the leading publication platform for the research community while returning the benefits of science to the society.


2017 Q1 to 2018 Q1

Red Giant

2018 Q2 to Q3


2018 Q4 to 2019 Q1

White Dwarf

2019 Q2 to Q3

Neutron Star

2019 Q4


2020 Q1

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