The aim of this survey is to assess the levels of preprint sharing taking place using generalist repositories.
  • A preprint is defined as a scientific manuscript without peer-review typically submitted to a public server/ repository by the author. [Definition adapted from ASAPbio description].
  • A generalist repository is a repository that collects content from a variety of domains and content types, such as institutional, national and international repositories (e.g. Zenodo, HAL, Harvard’s DASH repository)
With the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a rise in researchers sharing their preprints. Traditionally, institutional and generalist repositories have not played a significant role in hosting these objects. However, as the sharing of preprints becomes more widely embraced, these types of repositories are obvious mechanisms to expand the preprint ecosystem internationally, without having to launch new preprint services.

This survey is targeted at institutional and other generalist repositories to gauge their current activities and future plans related to the collection of preprints. The survey will take only about 5 minutes and will be open from August 4 - September 10, 2021.

Individual responses will not be shared, but the aggregate results will be published in a report made openly available to the community via the COAR and ASAPbio websites.

If you have any questions, please contact office@coar-repositories.org

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* 1. In what country is the repository based?

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* 2. What is the url for the repository?

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* 3. Please provide your contact email (for verification and possible follow-up)

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* 4. Do you currently have any preprints in the repository?

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* 5. If yes, how many of these preprints were deposited before January 1, 2020?

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* 6. How many of these preprints were deposited after January 1, 2020?

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* 7. What portion of these preprints (estimated if necessary) are also posted in a preprint server (e.g. arXiv, bioRxiv, medRxiv)? Please feel free to leave blank if you don't know

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* 8. If you host unique preprints (not also posted in a preprint server), what services do you offer? Check all that apply.

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* 9. If you do not have any preprints in your repository, do you plan to collect them in the future?

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* 10. Other comments

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