We would like to introduce to you a new, free service for the life
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
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
a freely-accessible knowledge database that scientists can use when
experiments and experimental approaches, that is complementary to the
Importantly, comments on LabLore are quick and easy to write, and are
anonymous, thereby allowing opinions to be voiced also on sensitive
We think LabLore could be part of the change required to make scientific
information more available, to better assess the quality of
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
people in your labs. One way to use LabLore, for instance, is to
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.
The LabLore Team