Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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The search for a universal definition of death is a relatively new objective in human history, framed by complex biological, technological, and socio-political factors. While it is widely understood that “life” and “death” describe inverse states of being, what...

["Health Policy","Neurology","Ethical Issues","Legal Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2890v1
142 downloads
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As part of a recent workshop entitled "Imagining Tomorrow's University”, we were asked to visualize the future of universities as research becomes increasingly data- and computation-driven and identify a set of principles characterizing pertinent opportunities...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2781v1
24 downloads
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Research collaborations are hampered by copyright law. While these laws are aimed at solving sustainability of writing and later other creative processes, and nowadays knowledge too, the make it harder in a time where research is funded with on temporary projects....

["Bioinformatics","Ethical Issues","Legal Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2753v1
4,867 downloads
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We present the initial results of a reanalysis of four articles from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab based on data collected from diners at an Italian restaurant buffet. On a first glance at these articles, we immediately noticed a number of apparent inconsistencies...

["Ethical Issues","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2748v1
182 downloads
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Background. There is wide agreement in the biomedical research community that research data sharing is a primary ingredient for ensuring that science is more transparent and reproducible. Publishers could play an important role in facilitating and enforcing data...

["Ethical Issues","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2588v1
159 downloads
485 views

Resolving ethical and legal concerns is a time consuming but rarely insurmountable task when obtaining samples from biobanks. The BBMRI-LPC project has throughout its lifetime resolved numerous such issues and intense communication between involved researchers...

["Genomics","Ethical Issues","Legal Issues","Science and Medical Education","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2091v2
51 downloads
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Background: Although publication professionals plan and facilitate the timely and high-quality reporting of clinical trial results, it has been previously shown that they are not as forthcoming when it comes to publishing their own professional research. The publication...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2499v1
33 downloads
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The ever-growing need to evaluate researchers without actually reading their work has fertilized the soil for the appearance of hundreds of scientometric indicators. The reason why they continue to emerge is simple: no perfect one has been found yet. The major...

["Ethical Issues","Science Policy","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2414v1
63 downloads
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Wearable physiological sensors have the projected capability to detect unknown and unreported health conditions. Development requires rounds of discovery-oriented human subject research and confirmatory clinical trials. However, each study is a significant investment...

["Clinical Trials","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2079v1
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External tags fitted to diving birds can affect them in many ways with the most critical effect being an increase in drag. The effects of transmitters can be even more acute due to the presence of a protruding aerial. The study assesses the impact of PTT antenna...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2035v1
380 downloads
489 views

Nearly ninety percent of allegations of biomedical research misconduct in the United States are dismissed by responsible institutions without any faculty assessment or auditable record. Recently, members of the U.S. Congress have complained that the penalties for...

["Ethical Issues","Legal Issues","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1577v4
128 downloads
257 views

Background For patients in health institutions urinary tract infections often have significant negative health consequences. Indwelling urinary catheters and inappropriate practice related to this is a strong risk factor for urinary tract infections. Thus, a national...

["Geriatrics","Infectious Diseases","Nursing","Urology","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1820v2
188 downloads
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Demographic studies are fundamental in population ecology, as well as in conservation biology and wildlife management. However, few methods are available to determine the exact age of animals. Mark-recapture is usually the main method to study demography, but this...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ethical Issues","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1809v1
202 downloads
384 views

Peer review is the traditional method for validating academic work and this process is not without complications. Debates about the way peer reviewing is accomplished, the hazy but sensational world of retractions and the costs of publishing for authors are taking...

["Public Health","Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1585v2
44 downloads
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The use of the Family Service Coordinator is still a relative newcomer to the organ procurement/transplantation field. Since no comprehensive training and recognition program exists, Lifesharing, A Donate Life Organization, decided to develop a Certified Family...

["Emergency and Critical Care","Psychiatry and Psychology","Ethical Issues","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1617v1
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