Support the Option to Cite Preprints in NIH Grants
Please cosign the statement below if you think the NIH should give scientists the option of using preprints as evidence of productivity in grant applications, following the recent policies of the Wellcome Trust, MRC, HFSP, Simons Foundation, and Helmsley Foundation.
Creation of a Central Preprint Service for the Life Sciences
At the ASAPbio Funders’ Workshop (May 24, 2016, NIH), representatives from 16 funding agencies requested that ASAPbio “develop a proposal describing the governance, infrastructure and standards desired for a preprint service that represents the views of the broadest number of stakeholders.” We are now holding a Technical Workshop to advise on the infrastructure and standards for a Central Service (CS) for preprints. ASAPbio will integrate the output of the meeting and community and stakeholder feedback into a proposal to funding agencies this fall. The funders may issue a formal RFA to which any interested parties could apply for funding.