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New NIH Preprint Pilot Librarian Toolkit Available

New NIH Preprint Pilot Librarian Toolkit Available. NLM Tech Bull. 2020 Nov-Dec;(437):b6.

2020 December 08 [posted]

NLM has created a new resource for librarians: the NIH Preprint Pilot Librarian Toolkit. This toolkit provides information and resources about the NIH Preprint Pilot, NLM’s latest project to increase the early discoverability of NIH-supported research results.

What’s a preprint? A preprint is a complete and public draft of a scientific document that has not yet gone through peer review. During this pilot, NLM is making preprints that result from research funded by NIH available via PubMed Central (PMC) and PubMed. The first phase of the pilot focuses on preprints about COVID-19.

The NIH Preprint Pilot Librarian Toolkit has a variety of resources for librarians and other health professionals to learn about the role, access, and use of preprints. The toolkit includes an overview of the preprint pilot project, information for NIH investigators, preprint educational materials, journal preprint policies, and preprint peer review tools.

Explore the toolkit today to learn more about the preprint pilot and to view educational resources about preprints. If you have questions or comments, please contact the NLM Support Center.

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