Visible to the public Blockchain-Based Secure Collaboration Platform for Sharing and Accessing Scientific Research Data

TitleBlockchain-Based Secure Collaboration Platform for Sharing and Accessing Scientific Research Data
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsAlniamy, A. M., Liu, H.
Conference Name2020 3rd International Conference on Hot Information-Centric Networking (HotICN)
Date PublishedDec. 2020
ISBN Number978-1-7281-9216-1
KeywordsAccess Control, attribute-based encryption, blockchain, Collaboration, composability, cryptography, data management, data privacy, Human Behavior, Hyperledger Fabric, Metrics, Permission, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, Secure File Sharing, smart contracts
AbstractResearch teams or institutions in different countries need an effective and secure online platform for collaboration and data sharing. It is essential to build such a collaboration platform with strong data security and privacy. In this paper, we propose a platform for researchers to collaborate and share their data by leveraging attribute-based access control (ABAC) and blockchain technologies. ABAC provides an access control paradigm whereby access rights are granted to users through attribute-based policies, instead of user identities and roles. Hyperledger fabric permission blockchain is used to enable a decentralized secure data sharing environment and preserves user’s privacy. The proposed platform allows researchers to fully control their data, manage access to the data at a fine-grained level, keep file updates with proof of authorship, and ensure data integrity and privacy.
Citation Keyalniamy_blockchain-based_2020