Academic Seminars

Free Webinar TODAY Aug 11, 2021 @ 10am – Unpacking the Role of Preprints and Peer Review in Scholarly Inclusion (Sponsored by NNLM Region 3)
August 11, 2021

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 3, housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library, would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series. Health Bytes is a monthly 1 hour series that focuses on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty, and information professionals.

Details on joining the meeting are available at the event link above. No registration is required, and the session is free to any interested parties.

Webinar Description: Researchers in biological and biomedical sciences are becoming increasingly aware of preprints: complete and public drafts of unreviewed scientific documents. Preprint publishing has increased dramatically in recent years due to changing researcher priorities, and requirements set by funders and publishers. This has created a variety of challenges and opportunities as it relates to scholarly inclusion and academic rigor. In this session, we will look at the history of peer review and the intersection between preprint-publishing and academic inclusion. We will discuss some ways researchers can engage with preprints in their field, and how that fosters a more inclusive scholarly community. We will close by discussing challenges that come with the rise in preprint publishing and highlight the importance of creating a culture that fosters open scholarly dialogue to make research more transparent, accessible, and inclusive.

Presenter Description: Ibraheem Ali, PhD is the Sciences Data Librarian at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Ibraheem completed his bachelors in Biology at California State University Fresno, his PhD in Biomedical Sciences at UCSF and his post-doc focusing on epigenetics and transcription regulation at the J David Gladstone Institutes. In his current role as Sciences Data Librarian at UCLA, he teaches data visualization methodologies for biosciences researchers, provides advising on various issues in scholarly communication and provides data management support to research labs. His research and services focus on identifying and implementing inclusive archiving solutions for research labs and best-practices for preprints, data and methods publishing for pre-clinical and clinical researchers.