(4 Aug 2021) ASAPbio and COAR are inviting institutional and other generalist repositories to fill in this survey about preprint sharing in repositories. The aggregate results of the survey will be made publicly available via our websites. The survey will only take about 5 minutes, and is open until September 10, 2021.
The aim of this survey is to assess the levels of preprint sharing taking place using generalist repositories.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a rise in researchers sharing their preprints. Traditionally, institutional and generalist repositories have not played a significant role in hosting these objects. However, as the sharing of preprints becomes more widely embraced, these types of repositories are obvious mechanisms to expand the preprint ecosystem internationally, without having to launch new preprint services.
This survey is targeted at institutional and other generalist repositories to gauge their current activities and future plans related to the collection of preprints. The survey will take only about 5 minutes and will be open from August 4 – September 10, 2021.
The full announcement and how to fill in the survey are here.