ASAPbio works closely with a global community to drive awareness and adoption of preprints in the life sciences. To support and amplify the work of our community members in advocating preprints in their local groups and to engage with communities in diverse locations, we are piloting ASAPbio Local Hubs in different geographical regions.
In 2023, we are running ASAPbio Local Hubs in Lisbon (Portugal), São Paulo (Brazil) and Pretoria (South Africa). Each hub is led by an ASAPbio Community Lead.
If you a researcher or professional in science communication based in Lisbon, São Paulo, or Pretoria, we invite you to join our ASAPbio Local Hubs! Complete the brief form below and our Community Leads will be in touch with further details and updates on upcoming activities in your area.
Upcoming events at our Local Hubs
ASAPbio Local Hub, Pretoria: ‘Fast-tracking research with preprinting: HIghlighting preprint trends in South Africa’ event at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria campus on June 5.
Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash
ASAPbio Local Hub, Lisbon: Preprints event at Instituto Medicina Molecular, Lisbon on April 21 at 4pm.
ASAPbio Local Hub, Lisbon: Preprints seminar at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (Democritus room) on 12 April 2023
ASAPbio Local Hub São Paulo: Preprints roundtable ‘Preprints na (r)evolução do sistema de publicação: mitos, fatos e contextos’ [Preprints in the (r)evolution of the publishing system: myths, facts, and contexts] with Dr Alicia Kowaltowski and Dr João Victor Cabral-Costa. Biochemistry Department, Chemistry Institute, University of São Paulo on 9 March 2023.
ASAPbio Community Leads
Each of the Local Hubs is driven by an ASAPbio Community Lead, a community member who will coordinate local events, gatherings or other activities about preprints in their area. We are pleased to introduce our Community Leads:
Mafalda Pimentel, Community Lead for Lisbon
João Victor Cabral Costa, Community Lead for São Paulo
Thabiso Motaung, Community Lead for Pretoria
Thabiso is a Lecturer at the University of Pretoria. He has been involved with preprints for several years, Thabiso is a 2020 ASAPbio Fellow and currently serves on the ASAPbio Board of Directors.