Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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The final year research project aims to introduce undergraduates to scientific research as well as encourage them to think creatively and critically about problems from different angles. However, most courses in earlier parts of the curriculum focus on well defined...

["Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.359v3
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Medical education research embraces theoretical and methodological diversities. Researchers are motivated by the quest for deepening knowledge as well as attracting funding for new educational initiatives and technologies. However, it remains a daunting endeavour...

["Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2835v1
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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
550 downloads
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The "Angiosperm Phylogeny Poster – Flowering Plant Systematics" is an educational tool presenting an overview of the evolutionary relationships among flowering plants according to APG IV and APweb as of 2016. The phylogenetic tree depicts the 64 orders and the...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2320v3
1,056 downloads
2,278 views

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2711v1
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The "Tracheophyte Phylogeny Poster – Vascular Plants: Systematics and Characteristics" is an educational tool presenting an overview of the evolutionary relationships among vascular plants as of 2016. The phylogenetic tree depicts orders and families (incl. genera...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2614v2
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The internet era, large-scale computing and storage resources, mobile devices, social media, and their high uptake among different groups of people, have all deeply changed the way knowledge is created, communicated, and further deployed. These advances have enabled...

["Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2689v1
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BACKGROUND: The use of public engagement and self-management in online clinical trials is growing with benefits, boundaries and minimal methodological guidance. This analysis explores whether running self-recruited online trials can provide trustworthy and useful...

["Clinical Trials","Evidence Based Medicine","Global Health","Public Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2671v1
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So why make your work available as preprints? There are perceived positives and negatives to disclosing scientific work in the form of a preprint, explored here in the form of 10 Simple Rules. These rules, if they pass review, will appear as part of the PLOS Computational...

["Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2669v1
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Evolutionary theory presents a number of conceptual hurdles for the undergraduate student. In addition, the extended timespan over which many evolutionary processes occur, coupled with the time constraints of the typical undergraduate laboratory, restricts the...

["Computational Biology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2647v1
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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In 2008 alone, 17.3 million deaths (representing 30% of all deaths) were attributable to the complications of cardiovascular disease. Of these deaths, 7.3 million were due to coronary...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Cardiology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2586v1
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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
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‘Big Data’ and a surge in quantitative methodologies increasingly urge bioresearchers to train and improve their mathematical and computational skills. In response to this challenge the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council in the United Kingdom...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2523v1
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This is a tutorial on how to use the GRADEPro GDT guidelines development tool for appraisal of articles. The tutorial assumes that the student has little experience of working with Gradepro and walks through in several steps how to use this tool. Grading of evidence...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2520v1
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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
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