To drive ASAPbio’s mission to raise awareness of preprints and encourage their productive use in the life sciences, we work closely with the ASAPbio Community, a group of researchers and others involved in research communication who interact and exchange information and feedback around the use of preprints.

The ASAPbio Community members:

• Interact via Slack and community calls

• Receive monthly newsletters

• Contribute to projects to promote the use of preprints


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Community guidelines

The Community endorses the following values and good practice guidelines:

  • Show respect for other members of the ASAPbio community, as well as the larger research community
  • Use collegial, professional and inclusive language
  • Value and respect different viewpoints and experiences, including constructive feedback
  • Encourage diversity
  • Share information, resources, requests or experiences that are of relevance to the broader ASAPbio Community and align to the goals of ASAPbio

More information on the ASAPbio Community guidelines and Code of Conduct is available on the ASAPbio Code of Conduct page.


Community Calls

We hold bimonthly calls with the ASAPbio Community, hosted via zoom. The calls are an opportunity for the Community to get updates about initiatives related to preprints, and provide or request input on ongoing projects.

Why attend an ASAPbio Community call?

  • Get updates on what’s going on in the preprints space
  • Opportunity to exchange with other members of the ASAPbio Community and to get involved in upcoming activities
  • Get sneak previews of projects and activities ASAPbio is running
  • Get input or feedback on preprint-related projects you are involved with

Watch this space for details on our next Community Call.

Past ASAPbio Community Calls

5 November 2020 – ‘Preprint journal clubs – the nuts and bolts’

27 August 2020 – ‘Preprints in the media’

18 June 2020 – #biopreprints2020 workshop and recommendations

Join the ASAPbio Community

By joining the ASAPbio Community, you will have an opportunity to get updates around preprints use, connect with others with an interest in preprints and help spark conversations about the benefits and challenges of preprint posting.

ASAPbio also runs a Fellow program, a six-month program aimed at providing tools and skills to drive discussions about the productive use of preprints in the life sciences. The ASAPbio Fellows are also part of the larger ASAPbio Community.

We look forward to working with you! We always welcome ideas and feedback, if you have any queries or comments about the ASAPbio Community, please do get in touch by emailing Iratxe at iratxe.puebla@asapbio.org.