ASAPbio is a scientist-driven initiative to promote the productive use of preprints in the life sciences.

News

The NIH encourages the use of preprints
Preprints and other interim research products "can be cited anywhere other research products are cited."
Video of the ASAPbio Scientific Society Preprint Town Hall
Held on February 23, 2017 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC
ASAPbio awarded $1M for next-generation life sciences preprint infrastructure
Principles for establishing a Central Service for Preprints: a statement from a consortium of funders
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Benefit of a "Central Service" for life sciences preprints
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HHMI recognizes preprints as evidence of productivity
Preprints are accepted on laboratory head reviews. As of 2018, papers listed as "in press" must be available as preprints to be considered.
Wellcome Trust announces it will accept preprints in grant applications

About ASAPbio & preprints

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Members of the original organizing committee are also affiliated with Rescuing Biomedical Research.

We thank our funders (the Simons, Sloan, Arnold, and Moore Foundations) and our hosts (the National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences) for supporting our meetings and activities.