65: Blockchain and open science (with Jon Brock)

Episode 65 · July 16th, 2018 · 54 mins 30 secs

About this Episode

Dan and James chat with Jon Brock (Cognitive scientist at Frankl) about the use of blockchain technology for open science.

Here's what they cover:

What is the blockchain?
Why Jon made the jump from academia to Frankl
A cryptocurrency for open science
What do institutional review boards think about using blockchain for data collection and storage?
Autism heterogeneity
How will this approach scale to biological signals and genetics data?
What’s something that Jon’s changed him mind about in regards to academia?


Frankl https://frankl.io
Five reasons Frankl has a token https://medium.com/franklopenscience/why-does-frankl-need-a-frankl-token-4129d718ab74
Bjoern Brembs blog post http://bjoern.brembs.net/2018/05/after-24-years-when-will-academic-culture-finally-shift/
An explainer on cryptographic hashes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptographic_hash_function#Illustration
Frankl in a nutshell https://medium.com/franklopenscience/frankl-in-a-nutshell-9b488c554dea
Frankl for autism https://medium.com/franklopenscience/frankl-for-autism-e74f0108bf5a
Rethinking Innateness https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/rethinking-innateness

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Music credits: Lee Rosevere freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/

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