While in graduate school I was constantly frustrated with the status quo of scientific research. This includes everything from the incentive structure of academia to data sharing policies. Heck, I even saw lab members refuse to share data with each other. After leaving academia I started to learn about the open science movement and preprints. I saw a need for a preprint search engine so I decided to go ahead and try to make one. PrePubMed was the result.
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PrePubMed: A PubMed for preprints Omnes Res
I wrote an article explaining how PrePubMed works.
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