Academic Torrents – a torrent sharing website for Academics & Researchers

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Academic Torrents

Sharing data is hard. Emails have size limits, and setting up servers is too much work. We’ve designed a distributed system for sharing enormous datasets – for researchers, by researchers. The result is a scalable, secure, and fault-tolerant repository for data, with blazing fast download speeds.

One aim of this site is to create the infrastructure to allow open access journals to operate at low cost. By facilitating file transfers, the journal can focus on its core mission of providing world class research. After peer review the paper can be indexed on this site and diseminated throughout our system.

Large dataset delivery can be supported by researchers in the field that have the dataset on their machine. A popular large dataset doesn’t need to be housed centrally. Researchers can have part of the dataset they are working on and they can help host it together.

Libraries can host this data to host papers from their own campus without becoming the only source of the data. So even if a library’s system is broken other universities can participate in getting that data into the hands of researchers.

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