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AcademicTorrents makes it easier for students, researchers share info

UMass Boston students create an online research data sharing torrent service... for academics, by academics.

Published Sun, Feb 2 2014 6:03 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

The recently launched Academic Torrents service is a torrent site focused on sharing academic papers, research material and data sets, according to the University of Massachusetts. Academic Torrents was started to help researchers to more easily share and find information, and was founded by students from the Department of Computer Science from UMass, Boston.

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Academic Torrents already has more than 1.67TB of research data available to those interested. Researchers no longer have to worry about trying to upload, host, and share content on their own servers, and uses peer-to-peer to share files.

Torrents tend to be in the headlines for copyright infringement and piracy, but it's possible to find academic material, open source drivers and software, and legal torrents to download.

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