ABOUT
Philipp Koellinger
President, Host
Philipp is the president of the DeSci Foundation. He is also the scientific lead at DeSci Labs, as well as a professor of social science genetics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
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James Boyd
Founder, CEO
James is a mathematician and entrepreneur with a strong vision of the way in which people will access knowledge in the future. A second-time founder, he was the former CEO of the Wolfram Institute, a research organization that he co-founded with Stephen Wolfram. James worked previously at Wolfram Research, Inc., where he was a product manager and Stephen’s research assistant. He began his career in political analysis in Ghana and Washington, D.C.
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David Aronchick
Advisory Board
David heads R&D at Protocol Labs. He previously worked on large open source software projects at Azure, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. David also co-founded Hark, MTS, and Formatta.
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Erik Schultes
Advisory Board
Erik co-authored the original FAIR Guiding Principles and leads the GO FAIR Foundation. His research background is in evolutionary biology.
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Davide Grossi
Advisory Board
Davide leads the Multi-Agent Decisions Lab. He is a professor of mathematics and economics at the University of Groningen and the University of Amsterdam.
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George Church
Advisory Board
George leads the Synthetic Biology lab at Harvard’s Wyss Institute. George developed the first direct genomic sequencing method and helped initiate the Human Genome Project. His innovations have provided the foundational research for Editas, Gen9bio, Vertitas Genetics and other companies.
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Gustav Nilsonne
Advisory Board
Gustav is a metascience researcher with interest in transparency, reproducibility, and openness in science. He is a professor of neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet and a national coordinator and domain specialist with the Swedish National Data Service.
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Juan Benet
Advisory Board
Juan is the founder and CEO of Protocol Labs. He invented IPFS and Filecoin and is actively growing the ecosystem of projects building on these technologies.
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Abdel Abdellaoui
Advisory Board
Abdel is genetics researcher at Amsterdam UMC. His research is centered around psychiatric, behavioral, and population genetics.
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Anna Dreber
Advisory Board
Anna is a metascientist focused on credibility and reliability of scientific results. She is a professor of economics at Stockholm School of Economics and holds editor positions at the Journal of Political Economy Microeconomics and the Journal of Political Economy.
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Gideon Nave
Advisory Board
Gideon is a metascientist with focus on replication and verification of research. He is also a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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Magnus Johannesson
Advisory Board
Magnus is a researcher with interest in metascience, economics, and genoeconomics. He is a professor of economics at Stockholm School of Economics.
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Silke Noa Elrifai
Advisory Board
Silke is a mathematician and lawyer with an interest in blockchain. Previously she was CLO/GC at Gnosis DAO.
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Marcus Munafo
Advisory Board
Marcus leads the UK Reproducibility Network. He is also a professor of biological psychology at University of Bristol.
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Lars Vilhuber
Advisory Board
Lars leads the Labor Dynamics Institute at Cornell University. He is also a data editor at the American Economic Association.
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Thomas Pfeiffer
Advisory Board
Thomas is a metascience researcher and professor for Computational Biology at Massey University.
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Mark Siebert
Advisory Board
Mark is the co-founder of DataUnion where he focuses on data Sovereignty and data lineage. He also founded Quriosity Studio to support data, AI, and blockchain founders.
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Mission
Our mission is to explore and support improvements in the scientific ecosystem based on insights from meta-science and new opportunities afforded by cutting-edge technologies.
Focus Areas
Decentralized Science
Scientific Validation
Replicability and Reproducibility of Research
Efficient Funding Mechanisms for Research Artificial Intelligence in Science Pluralism Incentives and Mechanism Design
Activities
Thought leadership on the future of science through our seminar and podcast series.
Assess the opportunities and risks of applying new technologies, incentives, processes, and funding models to the scientific ecosystem.
Guide and support the development and implementation of new ways to enable high-quality, replicable, and open science.
Enfranchise stakeholders to steer the emerging ecosystem of decentralized science, such as that built by DeSci Labs.
Legal Setup
The DeSci Foundation is a tax-exempt non-profit foundation. It is registered in the Canton of Geneva (CHE-389.450.872) and is annually audited according to Swiss law.
Read our statutes here.
Contact
info@descifoundation.org
DeSci Foundation
Rue du Rhône 65
PO Box 3199
1204 Genève
Switzerland
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