Preprints: Accelerating Research (On-Demand)

What are preprints, and how are they changing how biomedical research results are shared? This 1-hour, online, self-paced course introduces preprints and how they can be used in literature searching and in sharing your research results with others. 


After completing this course, you will be able to:
• Define the relationship between the preprint and the final paper
• Explain the roles of preprints in the research cycle
• Name key distinction between a preprint and an accepted author manuscript / published article
• List three other possible differences between a preprint and the final paper
• List benefits of using preprints in your work
• List challenges associated with using preprints in your work
• Outline considerations for using preprint information
• List the main preprint repositories relevant to you
• Explain the preprint content in PMC relevant to you
• Properly cite a preprint
• List considerations in identifying an appropriate preprint repository to deposit your work
• Explain the difference between a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) vs. public domain

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Platform: Moodle
CE Credits: 1.00
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Class Experience Level: Beginner
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