Data ownership
The ownership of the transferred data between Mage and Angel belongs to the Mage. In every research, the participant gives the right to Mage to access their data that has been provided voluntarily. Also, participants are free to give access to their bio-signal data to over one researcher (Mage) and participate in more than one research project (Contradiction with the Mage’s data ownership). Because of the decentralized nature of the Zarela, no personal information such as telephone number or email or any private information will be revealed to any Mage or never stored elsewhere. Zarela does not build any database of its users’ choices and decisions. To facilitate and enhance the user experience when using the application, Zarela has a built-in feature that allows the users to store and retrieve information of their choice in their browser.
So far, we discussed some challenges and their solutions. Zarela’s objectives are not restricted to satisfying challenges but, at Zarela, we are concerned about Sustainable Development Goals as well. SDGs are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all human beings until the year 2030.
SDG3: Good health and well-being goal conforms to Zarela’s mission to detect mental disorders in early stages and protect people against severe diseases like Dementia and Parkinson in elderly ages. We aim at leveraging the mental’s quality of life for every human. We believe that by using Zarela’s Peer-to-Peer platform, researchers in the field of neuroscience can facilitate the data collection. As the result, new methods of brain disease mitigation will be developed to assure good health and well-being among adults.
SDG4: Quality of education determined to be another goal of Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Zarela is a Peer-to-Peer platform of data exchange between researchers and participants or businesses and customers. We elaborate on the fact that Zarela’s platform is ready to host business and startups in the field of neuro- education based on blockchain technology.
We alleviated the procedure of blockchain-based platform creation and Zarela’s blockchain-based Peer-to-Peer platform could be employed by businesses in the field of neuroscience and more specifically neuro-education. The integration process is quiet straight-forward since Zarela operates on the Ethereum blockchain (Smart contract code is written by solidity programming language) and our smart contract code is open-source and free to use. Therefore, we stimulate researchers and developers in the area of neuro-education to integrate their business use-cases into Zarela’s platform and provide service to their clients.
SDG10: Reduced Inequality is another very important goal. Zarela adheres to the statement that all human including disabled people should be treated equally. To clarify the Zarela’s role, we actively invite the Brain Computer Interface intuitions and neuroscience centers to connect to our Peer-to-Peer platform as Hubs and facilitate the data collection. By this, many Hubs all around the world could collaborate on the similar research projects related to disabled people. They could share research outcomes or challenges and collaboratively tackle problems.
Moreover, the Z-paper is a document submitted by Mages and facilitates the participation of disabled people who wish to voluntarily share their biosignals (it is generally linked to the above challenge 5,6).
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