Mar 6 – 8, 2023
Europe/Zurich timezone

Keeper: certifying research data combining Seafile and blockchain technology

Mar 7, 2023, 10:45 AM
Presentation User Voice: Novel Applications, Data Science Environments & Open Data FAIR Data Management


René Ranger (Max Planck Digital Library)


The Max Planck Society runs a customized installation of Seafile called KEEPER ( for its scientists which offers the possibility to certify research data with or without metadata by leveraging on blockchain technology. Snapshot data and a certificate representing the data on the blockchain are stored on application side and presented to the user.
This implementation is tailored to our scientists and stores transaction data via a publicly available API on bloxberg, the blockchain run by a association of worldwide research institutions (
We would like to showcase the implementation and its potential benefits for the CS3 community.

Primary author

René Ranger (Max Planck Digital Library)


Vladislav Makarenko (Max Planck Digital Library)

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