How to bring preprints to the charged field of medicine
peter.suber's bookmarks 2019-06-09
"The founders of the popular biology preprint server bioRxiv have launched a repository on which medical scientists can share their results before peer review.
BioRxiv’s success prompted some clinical scientists to push for such a site because the biology repository accepts preprints in only certain fields of medical science. But some researchers are concerned that releasing unvetted clinical research could be risky, if patients or doctors act on what could end up being inaccurate information.
The organizations behind the new server, named medRxiv, have been working on the project since 2017 and say they have built in safeguards to address those concerns...."