The ASAPbio Scientific Society Preprint Town Hall was held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington DC (2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC). 

Scientific societies have long served researchers by providing them with opportunities to share unpublished data through poster and oral presentations at meetings. Today’s technology enables this sharing to flourish in the digital space as well as the physical.

The meeting featured scientist, funder, and society perspectives on preprints in the life sciences and details about the development of a next-generation preprint ecosystem. We also hoped to catalyze a discussion on how preprints can benefit scientific societies in the future.

Agenda (with links to video)

9:00amWelcome and scientists’ perspective – Ron Vale (UCSF), Cynthia Wolberger (JHMI), Jessica Polka (ASAPbio) (download slides)
9:50amFunder perspective – Neil Thakur (NIH) (download slides)
10:20amCoffee and refreshment break
10:40amRemarks by Patricia Flatley Brennan (NIH/NLM)
10:50amNext generation preprint service – Phil Bourne (NIH) via video conference (download slides)
11:20amSocieties innovating with publishing and preprints (panel) – Erika Shugart (ASCB), Stefano Bertuzzi (ASM) (view presentation), Darla Henderson (ACS)
12:00pmDiscussion
12:45pmAdjourn

Attendees (includes video conference participants)

First nameLast nameOrganization
BlytheAlexanderSociety for Neuroscience
ElizabethAustinAmerican Association of Anatomists
ChristinaBennettAmerican Physiological Society
StefanoBertuzziASM
PhilBourneNIH
PatriciaBrennanNIH/NLM
JanineChiappa McKennaAmerican Anthropological Association
KaraColemanThe Pew Charitable Trusts
BenjaminCorbASBMB
SaraCullinanAmerican Society of Human Genetics
RichardDodenhoffAmerican Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
SindyEscobar AlvarezDoris Duke Charitable Foundation
JessicaFoleyFocused Ultrasound Foundation
MaryroseFrankoHealth Research Alliance
MicheleGarfinkelEMBO
CatherineGiffiWiley
JudyGlavenHHMI
BarbaraGoldmanAmerican Society for Microbiology
BrooksHansonAmerican Geophysical Union
DarlaHendersonACS
JenniferHollandHistochemical Society
JessicaHomaSociety for Experimental Biology and Medicine
BarbaraJasnyAAAS/Science
RachaelLallensackAAAS/Science
ThomasLembergerEMBO
DanielLevinInternational Association for the Study of Pain
PattiLockhartASPB
MarshaLucasSociety for Developmental Biology
DavidMalakoffAAAS/Science
JosephMcInerneyAmerican Society of Human Genetics
MarciaMcNuttNAS
DavidNelsonAmerican Society of Human Genetics
RebeccaOsthusAmerican Physiological Society
JenniferPesanelliFASEB
MeaganPhelanAAAS/Science
ChrisPickettRescuing Biomedical Research
JessicaPolkaASAPbio
ClaireRawlinsonBMJ
JohnSackHighWire Press
DanielSalsburyPNAS
RitaSchemanThe American Physiological Society
YvetteSegerFederation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
NickShockeySPARC
ErikaShugartAmerican Society for Cell Biology
DianeSullenbergerPNAS
NeilThakurNIH
RonValeUCSF
KevinWilsonASCB/CLS
NancyWinchesterASPB
CynthiaWolbergerJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Attendance does not constitute endorsement of any kind.