Project by preLighters selected for the eLife Sprint

28 April 2020

We are delighted that the project was selected for the 2020 eLife Innovation Sprint. The team at the Sprint, which will be lead by Gautam Dey, Jonny Coates and Zhang-He Goh, is looking for the help of software developers and data scientists to give advice on how to efficiently extract and collate data across[…]

The preLights community build a new website for landmark coronavirus preprints

3 April 2020

Over the course of three months, more than a thousand coronavirus preprints have been posted. A group of preLighters has now created the website to feature landmark studies and place them on a timeline of the pandemic. In the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with currently over one million confirmed cases worldwide and 50,000 deaths, scientists[…]

Call for preLighters – deadline extended until 31 March

20 March 2020

We know that many researchers have been adjusting to working from home this week and to reduce the stress, we have extended our deadline for applying to become a preLighter until 31 March 2020. We are seeking early-career researchers (PhD students, postdocs, PIs in their first few years) who are passionate about preprints and enjoy[…]

Preprints Workshop at Columbia University

24 February 2020

On February 11th, the Postdoctoral Society at Columbia University held a Preprints Workshop to bring some clarity about this relatively new form of disseminating research findings. For this event, Sandra Franco, a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University, member of the Postdoctoral Society and also a preLighter, invited Samantha Hindle and Sol Fereres from bioRxiv to[…]

Celebrating our second birthday!

20 February 2020

preLights launched two years ago, and we’re thrilled to see how the platform has grown over this time. Our vibrant community of 180 early-career researchers and counting (we currently have an open call for new members to join) has written 600 preprint highlights. New initiatives such as preLists and authors commenting on their peer review experience[…]

Call for new preLighters 2020

5 February 2020

preLights, The Company of Biologists’ preprint highlighting service, is turning two years old later this month. At the heart of preLights is the community of early-career researchers who select and highlight interesting preprints in various fields. We are excited to now further grow our team of preLighters and are seeking early-career researchers (PhD students, postdocs,[…]