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.