<$BlogRSDUrl$> Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. Author/Speaker/Consultant
Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. Author/Speaker/Consultant
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Friday, November 04, 2016  

PubPeer - The Online Journal Club

The PubPeer Foundation is a California-registered nonprofit public benefit corporation with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in the United States. The overarching goal of the Foundation is to help improve the quality of scientific research by enabling innovative approaches for community interaction. Their initial focus will be on maintaining and developing the PubPeer online platform for post-publication peer review. The bylaws of the newly created Foundation aim to establish PubPeer.com as a service run for the benefit of its readers and commenters, who create all of its content. They feel that a nonprofit organization constitutes the ideal framework through which to pursue these goals. They are also taking this opportunity to formalize the responsibilities of directors, officers, agents, and subcontractors of the Foundation. First and foremost, they should always act to preserve and defend the anonymity of users of Foundation sites. In addition, they must not comment on Foundation sites except through official channels (such as the blog, the twitter account or as moderators), and they must avoid real and apparent conflicts of interest. The inaugural Board of the Foundation consists of the three founders of PubPeer.com and two associates, respectively: Brandon Stell (President), George Smith, Richard Smith, Boris Barbour (Treasurer) and Gabor Brasnjo (Secretary). They wish to thank all of the expert commenters of PubPeer.com, who are responsible for the success of the site. They also thank and are extremely grateful to our pro bono legal representatives (Nicholas Jollymore of Jollymore Law and Alex Abdo, Daniel Korobkin and Samia Hossain of the ACLU) for defending our site and the community's right to comment freely under the law. This will be added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 3:43 AM
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