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A researcher-run solution to improving science and reducing reviewer burden: peer review of preprints and preregistrations at Peer Community In
May 15, 2019 12:00
Speaker: Dr. Denis Bourget (Centre de Biologie pour la Gestion des Populations & Peer Community In) Dr. Corina Logan (MPI-EVA) Dr. Thomas Guillemaud (Centre de Biologie pour la Gestion des Populations & Peer Community In)
Presentation by the Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture

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Seminar room H4.10

12:00-12:30 Current publication system and preprints
Dr. Denis Bourget / Senior scientist at Inra-CBGP / Founding Member of PCI

We will present to you the main features of the current system of scientific publications - which is particularly expensive and not very transparent -, why we publish and what are the main problems of this system. We will then present a possible solution to these problems, the preprints and try to answer these questions: what is it? what are the benefits of using prepints?

12:30-13:00 Doing science forward: peer review of preregistrations at PCI Ecology
Dr. Corina Logan, Senior Researcher, HBEC MPI EVA / Managing Board Member, PCI Ecology

I will share how I have made my research program open and transparent to make my research better and faster through the use of preregistrations (where I state my study goals, methods, and analysis plan before I collect data). I was able to take this a step further by creating the opportunity for researchers to have preregistrations peer reviewed at PCI Ecology. I will explain how this process at PCI works, as well as how one might go about preregistering different types of research outputs (e.g., exploratory research, systematic reviews).

13:00-13:30 Peer Community in: a free public system for peer-reviewing and highlighting preprints
Dr. Thomas Guillemaud / Senior scientist at Inra-CBGP / Founding Member of PCI

In order to offer an alternative to the current system of publication we have initiated the Peer Community in (PCI, https://peercommunityin.org) project. PCI is a non-profit scientific organization that aims to create specific communities of researchers reviewing and recommending, for free, unpublished preprints in their field (i.e. unpublished articles deposited on open online archives like arXiv.org and bioRxiv.org). Each PCI is a group of several hundred recommenders playing the role of editors who recommend such preprints based on peer-reviews to make them complete, reliable and citable articles, without the need for publication in ‘traditional’ journals (although the authors can submit their recommended preprints afterwards). Evaluations and recommendations by a PCI are free of charge. When a recommender decides to recommend a preprint, he/she writes recommendation text that is published along with all the editorial correspondence (reviews, recommender's decisions, authors’ replies) by PCI Evol Biol. The preprint itself is not published by PCI: it remains in the preprint server where it was posted by the authors. The first Peer Community In was launched in 2017: Peer Community in Evolutionary Biology (PCI Evol Biol). More than 380 recommenders have already joined PCI Evol Biol. PCI Paleontology and PCI Ecology were launched in January 2018 and the latter already has 280 recommenders.

13:30-14:00 Panel discussion with Denis, Corina, and Thomas

Jessica Fiegert
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 309
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

E-mail: jessica_fiegert[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: https://www.eva.mpg.de/ecology/index.html

Symposium: 40 years of research of the Taï Chimpanzee Project
May 29, 2019 14:00 to May 31, 2019
Anniversary symposium for the 40 years of the Taï Chimpanzee Project

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Lecture hall, seminar rooms 4th floor, foyer

Claudia Collet-Herf
Phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 200

E-mail: 40TCPsymp2019[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: https://www.eva.mpg.de/primat/conferences/symposium-2019/