PRESS RELEASE: Orvium Announces Appointment of María del Carmen Pastor Sempere, Director of BAES Blockchain Lab, as AdvisorAugust 10, 2018
Orvium is the new open source decentralised platform that aims to revolutionize the academic publishing sector by putting the power back in the hands of the scientific community while addressing industry inefficiencies.
Orvium has announced that María del Carmen Pastor Sempere, Director of BAES Blockchain Lab, has joined the project as a strategic advisor. This announcement comes following the establishment of a partnership between Orvium and BAES Blockchain Lab. Natalie K. Meyers, an E-Research Librarian in Digital Initiatives and Scholarship at the University of Notre Dame, will also be joining as an advisor to the project.
Natalie K. Meyers, E-Research Librarian at the University of Notre Dame Also Joins as Advisor
Tallinn, Estonia– August 9th – Orvium, the open-source, decentralized platform for managing scholarly publications’ lifecycles and associated data, has announced that María del Carmen Pastor Sempere, Director of BAES Blockchain Lab, has joined the project as a strategic advisor. This announcement comes following the establishment of a partnership between Orvium and BAES Blockchain Lab.
“I am excited to be joining the Orvium project, which is in a unique position to enable open access academic publishing, demonstrating the power blockchain technology has to recast even large industries. I look forward to contributing my own expertise in the area, which has been substantially deepened by my experience as Director of BAES, to a team whose members come from some of the world’s leading research institutions and companies,” said Pastor Sempere.
Orvium is set to benefit from Pastor Sempere’s significant experience as a Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Alicante and as a member of the Institute of International Economics. She has a background in the legal analysis of legislation and regulation surrounding financial technologies, the study of emerging technologies and technological trends, and the examination of how these technologies affect the regulation of markets and their operators. As Director of BAES Blockchain Lab, this focus has turned increasingly to blockchain technology.
“This is an important time for new and diverse uses of blockchain to come to the fore. The application of blockchain technology in various contexts, from public administration to private enterprise, or, to enable open access to academic research and scientific knowledge, shows how groundbreaking this technology can be. As an advisor to the Orvium project, it will be a pleasure to contribute to the development of a platform that facilitates such dramatic change in such an important industry,” concluded Pastor Sempere.
For more information, visit https://orvium.io/
Headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia, Orvium is a new open-source decentralised platform which aims to revolutionise the speed with which the academic review process takes place, incentivising peer review on the blockchain through tokenised economic and reputational rewards. With a team drawn from CERN, NASA, Amazon, Oracle, and others, Orvium uses several cutting-edge technologies, including blockchain and artificial intelligence, to drastically reduce the long and often costly process of having research published by traditional publishing houses. The project aims to make scientific data more accessible whilst also giving researchers more control over their work and its distribution rights.