Document 4: What does IT infrastructure for a next generation preprint service look like?

Authored by Jo McEntyre and Phil Bourne Goal: To satisfy the fundamental requirements of establishing scientific priority rapidly and cheaply through providing the ability to publish and access open preprints, balanced with the desire to support open science innovation around publishing workflows. Approach: An internationally supported, open, archive (or platform) for preprints as infrastructure is…

Document 6: Additional Questions for Possible Consideration

Drafted by ASAPbio How can funders help to validate preprints as a mechanism for communication? In a Commentary in Science published on May 20, 2016, co-authors representing several funding agencies recommended: 1) Publishing an explicit statement encouraging researchers to make early versions of their manuscripts available through acceptable preprint repositories. 2) Permitting the citation of…

Announcing the ASAPbio Funders’ Workshop

On May 24th, 2016, representatives of funding agencies and existing preprint servers as well as junior and senior scientists will meet at the NIH to coordinate their efforts in providing a preprint service for the biology community. The attendees of this small workshop are listed below. — ASAPbio organizers ASAPbio Funders’ Workshop attendees Needhi Bhalla UC Santa Cruz…