DBMI Open Insights Seminar – 10/5

*First Open Insights Seminar of Fall 2017

Thursday, October 5
12:30pm in the Minot Room (5
th Floor)
Countway Library

Jessica Polka, Ph.D.
Director, ASAPbio
Visiting Scholar, Whitehead Institute

Preprints in the Life Sciences

Our traditional publication system keeps new research hidden from public view long after it is ready to be evaluated by our peers. This has adverse consequences not only for individual careers, but also for the overall speed of scientific communication and discovery.

Preprints, or manuscripts posted online before the completion of journal-organized peer review, offer a solution to this problem. In this interactive discussion, we will address the benefits of preprinting, concerns and challenges surrounding their use, and new developments – including rapidly changing funder and journal policies.

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The Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School is excited to announce “Open Insights”, a series of research talks related to the mission of the Department of Biomedical Informatics. This interdisciplinary seminar provides an open forum to engage participants in a discussion about the future of quantitative methods and engineering in biomedicine. Themes include human health, genomics, the impact of the environment, and data science.