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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 
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

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