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By Martin Brinkmann on January 30, 2014

Sharing data is often not as easy as it sounds. While it is usually not a problem to make available smaller data sets to a group of people or the public, it quickly becomes an issue if the sets grow in size.

If you need to make available a 9 Gigabyte archive for example, many of the traditional file sharing options become automatically unavailable to you.

You cannot use email or the majority of file synchronization services for example, and while you could set up a file server, it requires more work than you may want to invest, considering that you not only have to set up the server, but also maintain it and make sure it is secure.

Academic Torrents is an attempt to make academic datasets and papers available via BitTorrent. When you open the site you are greeted with a short introduction of what the site is, and what it has to offer.

Here is a short introductory video that explains what Academic Torrents is.

The three core features of Academic Torrents are:

Provides an index of scientific data.

Uses a redundant and high speed network.

Offers reproducibility and open access.

You can use the search form at the top to find information by name, author or dataset, or use the browse feature instead to browse the datasets, papers or collections directly.


By Martin Brinkmann on January 30, 2014


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Also see the sane news here:

Academic Torrents Makes Datasets and Papers Available via BitTorrent By Christian January 30, 2014
Here are BitTorrent, we believe that science should be open and accessible to all. Which is why we were excited to see Academic Torrents in the wild: A public library of large scientific data sets delivered by BitTorrent to anyone, anywhere. If you’re a researcher, love data, or have a child-like wonder about the world – it’s time you check out Academic Torrents.
Re-posted with permission by Martin Brinkmann, journalist and founder of Ghacks. Original post can be found here.


These are as news as Torrentfreaks news which are posted here daily :) Original first post is from www.ghack.net and this one from www.bittorent.com

I never spammed the forum and will not, All my posts have time stamps and original sources.

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