Governance and Sustainability

Governance towards decentralization is key in the deScier ecosystem.
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    Decentralized Decision-Making: The community will establish a governance structure that ensures decision-making power is distributed among community members. This will enable decentralized and transparent processes for determining policies, resource allocation, and community initiatives.
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    Token-based Voting System: A token-based voting system will be implemented to allow community members to participate in important decisions. Tokens will be used to grant voting rights, ensuring that decisions reflect the collective will of the community.
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    Open and Transparent Processes: The community will prioritize openness and transparency by providing access to decision-making processes, policies, and discussions. Open communication channels will be established to allow community members to actively engage, share feedback, and contribute to shaping the community's direction.
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    Incentivized Contributions: An incentivization mechanism will be developed to recognize and reward community members for their contributions. Tokens or other rewards will be allocated to researchers, scientists, editors, reviewers, and other members who actively contribute to the community's goals, fostering a vibrant and collaborative ecosystem.
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    Distributed Infrastructure: The community will leverage decentralized technologies to build a distributed infrastructure. This will enhance the resilience, security, and accessibility of scientific articles and data, reducing reliance on centralized systems.
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    Sustainable Funding Models: Innovative funding models will be explored to ensure the financial sustainability of the community. Membership fees, token-based crowdfunding, partnerships with research institutions, or grants from aligned organizations will be utilized to support the community's operations and initiatives.
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    Collaborative Partnerships: The community will actively seek collaborations and partnerships with existing decentralized science initiatives, open access publishers, and scientific societies. This will foster knowledge sharing, resource pooling, and collective efforts to advance decentralized science and open access publishing.
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    Empowering Diversity and Inclusion: The community will prioritize diversity and inclusion, actively seeking contributions from researchers of various disciplines, backgrounds, and geographical locations. Efforts will be made to ensure equitable participation, amplifying underrepresented voices in the scientific community.
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    Ethical Guidelines and Code of Conduct: The community will establish clear ethical guidelines and a code of conduct that promotes professionalism, integrity, and inclusivity. These guidelines will govern the behavior and interactions of community members, fostering a respectful and supportive environment.
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    Continuous Evaluation and Adaptation: The community will embrace a culture of continuous evaluation and adaptation. Regular assessments will be conducted to gauge the effectiveness of governance structures, sustainability models, and community initiatives. Feedback from community members will be actively sought and incorporated to drive iterative improvements.
These governance and sustainability items, implemented in the future, will contribute to the decentralization, transparency, inclusivity, and long-term viability of our community.