This meeting was held at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, MA on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 10:30am – 5:30pm EDT. It was live-streamed.

The preprint ecosystem is growing rapidly. The CZI/bioRxiv partnership will fuel the expansion of the leading preprint server in the life sciences. Many other servers and platforms exist or are planned, with varying degrees of disciplinary overlap (arXiv, PeerJ Preprints, preprints.org, OSF Preprints, ChemRxiv, SSRN, SciELO, PsyArxiv, EngArXiv, SocArXiv, Authorea, F1000Research, etc). Funding agencies are enacting policies supporting preprints, such as those developed by the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council, while agencies like the NIH have gone a step further and developed guidelines for selecting a preprint server. Furthermore, the integration of preprints into the research culture will open doors for the publication of other types of interim research products such as theses, hypotheses, protocols, single-figure publications, data papers, software papers, etc.

The goal of this meeting is to identify any gaps/opportunities in the preprint ecosystem, which in turn will help to inform the revision of ASAPbio’s plans before the close of our RFA suspension.

Remote participation: Video stream, collaborative notes, and Twitter

Watch live via our YouTube channel, contribute to the collaborative notes, and add questions or comments on Twitter with #ASAPbio.

Agenda

Wednesday, July 19 – All times EDT

10:15         Arrivals and coffee
10:30         Welcome & goals of the meeting – Ron Vale and Jessica Polka (slides)
10:40         Welcome to the American Academy – John Randell
10:50         Overview of planned CZI-bioRxiv developments
.                         Jeremy Freeman, John Inglis, Richard Sever
.                        Questions (5 min)
11:15         Other planned preprint developments (10 min each, max)
.                        PLOS – Louise Page (slides)
.                        SciELO – Abel Packer (slides)
.                        bioRN – Gregg Gordon
.                        COS – Brian Nosek (slides)
.                        Preprints.org – Martyn Rittman
.                        Others (from the floor)
12:00        Lunch
12:30         Open discussion on the preprint ecosystem and infrastructure needs
.                       Moderated by Robert Kiley
.                       Jeremy Freeman (verbal remarks)
.                       Phil Bourne (slides)
13:30         Existing funder recommendations – Moderated by Ron Vale
.                       Neil Thakur (slides)
.                       Discussion on additional recommendations/standards
14:30         Approaches to reinforcing standards/best practices
.                       Moderated by Jessica Polka (5 min each)
.                       Agreement among community of servers – Oya Rieger (slides)
.                       Whitelist/consumer reports – Carly Strasser
.                       Search tool indexing compliant servers – Jo McEntyre (slides)
.                       Educational module – Jeff Spies (verbal remarks)
.                       Discussion
15:45         Coffee break
16:00         Services to support preprints, such as manuscript screening and conversion
.                       Moderated by Ron Vale and Jessica Polka
16:45         Concluding thoughts from around the room – comments from participants
17:30         Adjourn

Attendee list

First nameLast nameInstitution
JordanAnaya*prepubmed.org
AdrianaBankston*Future of Research
JasonBarkeloo*Open Therapeutics
IvanBaxter*Danforth Center
PeterBinfield*PeerJ
PhilBourne*UVA
DanielColón-RamosYale, ASAPbio
MeganDeichlerThe Helmsley Charitable Trust
JeremyFreemanCZI
MattGarcia*CIHR
MicheleGarfinkel*EMBO
PaulGinsparg*arXiv
GreggGordonSSRN
JoshGreenberg*Sloan Foundation
CaseyGreene*University of Pennsylvania
DarlaHendersonChemRxiv
SamHindle*UCSF
JohnInglisbioRxiv
EvelynJabriE&A Innovation Group
RobertKileyWellcome Trust
DannyKingsley*University of Cambridge
SamKleinUnderlay
EmilieMarcusSneak Peek
AlfonsoMartinez Arias*University of Cambridge
JoMcEntyreEBI
ColtenNoakesFocused Ultrasound Foundation
BrianNosekCOS
AbelPackerSciELO
LouisePagePLOS
TonyPeatfieldMRC
AlbertoPepeAuthorea
ChrisPercopo*Helmsley Trust
KatePerryWiley
JessicaPolkaASAPbio
OyaRieger*arXiv
MartynRittman*MDPI
SteveRoyle*University of Warwick
JohnSack*Highwire
DanielaSaderi*OHSU
RichardSeverbioRxiv
JeffSpiesCOS
JohnSpiroSimons Foundation
BodoSternHHMI
CarlyStrasserMoore Foundation
NeilThakurNIH
ToddTolerWiley
RonValeUCSF, ASAPbio
DanValenfigshare
EmilyWhiteFocused Ultrasound Foundation

* by video conference