Preprints: Principles and Service
The National Institutes of Health is working with an international group of research funders to explore the value and feasibility of establishing a Central Service for preprints.
This is a unique opportunity to encourage sharing of preprints in the life sciences and to support the development of a core infrastructure to ensure the benefits of pre-printing are fully realized.
ASAPbio, a partner in the effort, has published a Request for Application (RFA) to identify potential suppliers to build a Central Service for Preprints in the Life Sciences. The RFA closes April 30, 2017.
The consortium has set out a series of principles that such a service would need to adopt. These principles cover issues such as governance, licensing, access, usability and sustainability.
Request for Applications: Preprints Central Service | ASAPbio
The Benefits of a "Central Service" for Biology Reprints | ASAPbio Blog