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[Drosophila] LabLore: a platform for commenting papers

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Wed Apr 2 03:13:43 EST 2014


Dear Colleagues,

We would like to introduce to you a new, free service for the life 
sciences
community entirely dedicated to post-publication commenting and rating 
of the published literature, called LabLore (www.lablore.org).

For every research paper published, there is knowledge in some lab about
what is reproducible, what is not, what is a fair conclusion from the 
data,
what is not - a sort of Lab Folklore. The aim of LabLore is to make this
information accessible to all scientists in the life sciences. This 
yields
a freely-accessible knowledge database that scientists can use when 
planning
experiments and experimental approaches, that is complementary to the 
published
literature.

Importantly, comments on LabLore are quick and easy to write, and are 
entirely
anonymous, thereby allowing opinions to be voiced also on sensitive 
issues.

We think LabLore could be part of the change required to make scientific
information more available, to better assess the quality of 
publications,
and perhaps even to provide an assessment of publications independent of
the impact factor.

We would be grateful if you could please try it out, and spread the word 
to
people in your labs. One way to use LabLore, for instance, is to 
document
thoughts and ideas that come out of journal club meetings!

Try it out at www.LabLore.org . If you like the idea, please help the 
initiative by writing some comments or questions on LabLore.

You can also follow LabLore on Twitter @MyLabLore.

Sincerely,
The LabLore Team



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