To drive our 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.

We are keen to support those with an interest in learning more about preprints and in developing skills to equip you in becoming a resource for your community. With this in mind we developed the ASAPbio Fellow program – a six-month program structured to provide participants with the tools and skills they need to drive discussions about the productive use of preprints in the life sciences, and to become ASAPbio representatives at their institutions or scientific conferences. The program involves a number of activities including:

  • Sign up for ASAPbio newsletter and ASAPbio Slack channel
  • Monthly webinars covering updates about preprints in the life sciences and the development of communication skills 
  • Participation in activities such as blog posts or developing preprint-related resources

You can find more information about the program on the ASAPbio Fellow program Handbook. The current cohort of the ASAPbio Fellow program is running and the program is closed for applications, we will be posting updates about the current and future cohorts here. If you have any questions about the program or how to apply, please contact Iratxe at iratxe.puebla@asapbio.org.

Fellows are also ASAPbio Community members. More information about the activities for the broader community and how to join the ASAPbio Community are available here.

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

ASAPbio Fellows’ projects

ProjectASAPbio Fellows Project items
Organize a preprint eventBradley Alicea, Marco Fumasoni, Yamini Ravichandran, Sarah Stryeck‘The past, the present and the future of preprints’ online panel event 19 October 2020, recording here and blog post here
Handbook guide to organize online events
Preprint journal clubsChristine Cuccinotta, Sandra Franco Iborra, Thabiso Motaung, Fabio Palmieri, Pablo Ranea-RoblesNovember 2020 Community Call, recording here
Journal clubs around the world survey
The benefits of preprint journal clubs infographic
Engaging with the clinical community about preprintsVanessa Bortoluzzi, Kirsty Ferguson, Suraj Kannan, Aleksandra PetelskiClinician’s Corner, a blog series aimed at opening the dialogue surrounding preprint usage in the clinical community
Welcome to Clinician’s Corner
An interview with Dr Karin Purshouse
How might preprints benefit sharing clinical trial results?
From a “Forgotten Experiment” in the 1960s to today: Clinical Preprints in the Light of History
Preprint-related infographicsAna Dorrego-Rivas, Carrie Iwema, Mafalda PimentelFive preprint-related infographics, available via the Preprint FAQ (associated translations to Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian coming soon)
Training course – the scientific process and where preprints fit
Vanessa Bortoluzzi, Jonny Coates, Gautam Dey, Tara Fischer, Gilbert Kibet-Rono, Aleksandra PetelskiTraining course materials in progress
The future of preprints vs. ‘classical’ publishing -scenario buildingGiri Athrey, Corrado NaiBlog post exploring possible future scenarios here
Twine game

ASAPbio Fellows