Preprints advance global knowledge and serve the public good. They should be collected, maintained and distributed by an archive that fulfills this mission.
On May 24th, 2016, representatives of funding agencies and existing preprint servers as well as junior and senior scientists met at the NIH to coordinate their efforts in providing a preprint service for the biology community.
Documents sent to attendees in advance of the meeting are posted below; they are open for public comments.
- Meeting summary (authored by funding agency representatives)
- Announcement and attendees
- Pre-meeting Documents
- 1 – Defining basic objectives of a core preprint service
- 2 – A preprint service supported by an international consortium of funders
- 3 – Implementation of the preprint service
- 4 – What does IT infrastructure for a next generation preprint service look like?
- 5 – Existing databases funded by consortiums
- 6 – Additional questions for possible consideration
- Preprint server preferences survey – results as of 2016.05.22