Co-funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union

Blockchain and cryptography tools to foster open science

ResearchProof helps you to protect and share preliminary, negative and single results


For Academy

ResearchProof For Academy allows scientists to generate an untamperable, legally and internationally valid timestamp to prove the authorship of scientific content prior to its dissemination. ResearchProof For Academy is a donation based platform for academic use. The results deposited with the ResearchProof For Academy service are encrypted and not publicly visible unless you decide otherwise.

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Electronic Lab Notebook

ResearchProof Electronic Laboratory Notebook helps you to keep track of your daily results, generates an authorship proof with legal validity for each result, and makes your past, present and future research more organized and easily accessible to be sure you don't lose sight of any of it. ResearchProof Eln is currently available for scientists and groups that participate in the Pioneers Program.

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ResearchProof Repository allows free publication on the platform of non peer-reviewed negative, single, intermediate or complete results. The researcher or group of researchers that deposited the result can can decide whether results are openly visible, or accessible only upon authorization. Repository is currently available for scientists and groups that participate in the Pioneers Program.

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ResearchProof Journal is an Open Access, peer-reviewed journal where single, intermediate, negative and complete results can be published. All the results sent to the journal are peer-reviewed, and all scientifically accurate results are published. The researcher or group of researchers pays for publication only if the result passes peer reviewing. ResearchProof Journal always rewards all peer-reviewers.

Coming Soon

Events and news

We are looking forward to discussing more about blockchain in science with you.

24-25 April 2019

Presentation of the Research Proof project at Comdirect and Partners Corporate Day promoted by the EIC pilot together with Comdirect.

12-15 February 2019

Presentation of the Research Proof project at the Italian Conference on Cybersecurity.

4th and 5th October 2018, CosmoCaixa Barcelona

Open science: from values to practice. Building a roadmap for transformative change hosted by Biocat and Obra Social "la Caixa”

27th and 28th September 2018, PRBB

17TH CRG Symposium: Trends in Biology: Cutting edge techniques from genomes to organisms

8th August 2018, at 11:30, CRG Malta Room

Adriano Bonforti CEO of ResearchProof, gives a talk at CRG about the data management and publishing using blockchain

26th - 27th June 2018

We are looking forward to discussing with you about blockchain and ResearchProof @Blockchain Summit, Europe’s largest Blockchain event

Zurich Microsoft Blockchain Hackfest


Selected for a Blockchain Hackfest to test a platform for quick blockchain deployment which allowed us to implement a blockchain Poc

London Blockchain Event


Invited at RocketSpace in London for the UK Innovate, SME Instrument event on Blockchain

Barcelona Activa | Demoday


Presentation of the ResearchProof project at Barcelonactiva Demo Day at MediaTIC


Awarded EU H2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 Seal Of Excellence by European Commission

Awarded EU H2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 Seal Of Excellence by European Commission

Awarded funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation programme under grant agreement No 782642

ResearchProof FAQ

ResearchProof is a platform that uses cryptographic timestamps and blockchain technology to offer highly advanced services to scientists to make science more transparent and democratic. Services include intellectual property registration, pre-publishing and dissemination of scientific content

ResearchProof for Academy Initiative is our new donation-based notarisation service for scientists to prove authorship of scientific results in a legally and internationally valid way using blockchain and cryptographic timestamping, to help scientists register early results, encouraging worry-free sharing and thus helping to increase the pace of production of scientific results. In view of the COVID-19 international emergency, to support as much as possible rapid dissemination of scientific research with new technological tools, we decided to make the ResearchProof for Academy Initiative permanently available to the scientific community as a donation-based service for academic use, meaning that if you belong to an academic institution, or if you perform independent scientific research, you can use our platform for free and donate to support us.

ResearchProof For Academy can be used to prove authorship of scientific results, pre-prints, intermediate results, scientific code, datasets, presentations.

The final purpose of ResearchProof is to build an holistic platform to streamline the publication process, allowing deposit, pre-publishing and sharing of scientific work from any scientific discipline and at any stage of development. ResearchProof For Academy is just the beginning!

The validity of our timestamps is legally recognized and guaranteed by the European Union, as our timestamps are certified to be compliant with the EU 910/2014 eIDAS regulation on Digital Trust services. Furthermore, their legal and international validity is extended worldwide to all the 172 countries that signed the Berne Convention for the protection of intellectual works.

When you register your scientific results on the ResearchProof For Academy, you obtain a timestamp that allows you to demonstrate that your work is original, provided that no one else generated a previous proof for the same content. At the moment of the deposit, the contents are also registered in the blockchain.

You simply have to fill in requested details about the deposit, and then upload a file containing all the content you want to protect (be it a zip, a pdf, a word or any other kind of file). If you use the Encryption option you will be asked to set a secure password to client-side encrypt your files, this means that no one, neiher us, will be able to read their content. Using your password you can read the content of your files at anytime.

The system will automatically generate an authorship declaration with your details and create a legally valid proof of your deposit. Read more

Blockchain technology has the capacity to open and democratize science, making research findings immutable, and allowing the emergence of new mechanisms of reward and reputation that are at the same time transparent, reliable and decentralised. We believe blockchain will have a key role in streamlining the scientific research process, allowing to rebuild reward and reputation dynamics in a more transparent and democratic way.

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