Decentralized Science (DeSci) is a term for protocols that leverage blockchain technology to improve various aspects of scientific research.

Decentralized science (DeSci) describes efforts to apply decentralized technologies and governance models to improve various aspects of the scientific process. By removing centralized intermediaries from activities like research funding, publication, data sharing and project coordination, DeSci advocates believe scientific discovery can become more equitable, transparent and inclusive.

Early-stage projects are experimenting with novel approaches like DAO-managed crowdfunding, reputation-based peer review, and open collaborative networks to advance knowledge in more decentralized ways.