Limits...
The Resource Identification Initiative: a cultural shift in publishing.

Bandrowski A, Brush M, Grethe JS, Haendel MA, Kennedy DN, Hill S, Hof PR, Martone ME, Pols M, Tan SC, Washington N, Zudilova-Seinstra E, Vasilevsky N, RINL Resource Identification Initiati - Brain Behav (2015)

Bottom Line: Here, we present an overview of the pilot project and its outcomes to date.We show that authors are able to identify resources and are supportive of the goals of the project.Identifiability of the resources post-pilot showed a dramatic improvement for all three resource types, suggesting that the project has had a significant impact on identifiability of research resources.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Center for Research in Biological Systems UCSD 9500 Gillman Dr.#0446 la Jolla California 92093-0446.

ABSTRACT
A central tenet in support of research reproducibility is the ability to uniquely identify research resources, that is, reagents, tools, and materials that are used to perform experiments. However, current reporting practices for research resources are insufficient to identify the exact resources that are reported or to answer basic questions such as "How did other studies use resource X?" To address this issue, the Resource Identification Initiative was launched as a pilot project to improve the reporting standards for research resources in the methods sections of papers and thereby improve identifiability and scientific reproducibility. The pilot engaged over 25 biomedical journal editors from most major publishers, as well as scientists and funding officials. Authors were asked to include Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs) in their manuscripts prior to publication for three resource types: antibodies, model organisms, and tools (i.e., software and databases). RRIDs are assigned by an authoritative database, for example, a model organism database for each type of resource. To make it easier for authors to obtain RRIDs, resources were aggregated from the appropriate databases and their RRIDs made available in a central web portal ( http://scicrunch.org/resources). RRIDs meet three key criteria: they are machine readable, free to generate and access, and are consistent across publishers and journals. The pilot was launched in February of 2014 and over 300 papers have appeared that report RRIDs. The number of journals participating has expanded from the original 25 to more than 40 with RRIDs appearing in 62 different journals to date. Here, we present an overview of the pilot project and its outcomes to date. We show that authors are able to identify resources and are supportive of the goals of the project. Identifiability of the resources post-pilot showed a dramatic improvement for all three resource types, suggesting that the project has had a significant impact on identifiability of research resources.

No MeSH data available.


The Resource Identification Initiative portal containing citable Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs). The workflow for authors is to visit http://scicrunch.org/resources, then select their resource type (see community resources box), type in search terms (note that the system attempts to expand known synonyms to improve search results) and open the “Cite This” dialog box. The dialog shown here displays the Invitrogen catalog number 80021 antibody with the RRID:AB_86329. The authors are asked to copy and paste this text into their methods section.
© Copyright Policy - creativeCommonsBy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4834942&req=5

brb3417-fig-0001: The Resource Identification Initiative portal containing citable Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs). The workflow for authors is to visit http://scicrunch.org/resources, then select their resource type (see community resources box), type in search terms (note that the system attempts to expand known synonyms to improve search results) and open the “Cite This” dialog box. The dialog shown here displays the Invitrogen catalog number 80021 antibody with the RRID:AB_86329. The authors are asked to copy and paste this text into their methods section.

Mentions: To simplify this process, we established a Resource Identification Portal based upon the SciCrunch platform, which leverages data aggregation performed by the DISCO aggregation engine (Marenco et al. 2014; http://scicrunch.org/resources; Fig. 1). The portal provides a unified query across different resource databases and displayed the results in a common format. The portal allows search on various facets such as resource name, catalog number, etc. There is a “cite this” link that provides the citation, as it should be reported in the paper. The citation generally includes not just the RRID, but a set of appropriate metadata that would identify the vendor and catalog number as well, for example: A polyclonal antibody against tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) (Chemicon, Cat. AB1542, RRID:AB_90755).


The Resource Identification Initiative: a cultural shift in publishing.

Bandrowski A, Brush M, Grethe JS, Haendel MA, Kennedy DN, Hill S, Hof PR, Martone ME, Pols M, Tan SC, Washington N, Zudilova-Seinstra E, Vasilevsky N, RINL Resource Identification Initiati - Brain Behav (2015)

The Resource Identification Initiative portal containing citable Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs). The workflow for authors is to visit http://scicrunch.org/resources, then select their resource type (see community resources box), type in search terms (note that the system attempts to expand known synonyms to improve search results) and open the “Cite This” dialog box. The dialog shown here displays the Invitrogen catalog number 80021 antibody with the RRID:AB_86329. The authors are asked to copy and paste this text into their methods section.
© Copyright Policy - creativeCommonsBy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4834942&req=5

brb3417-fig-0001: The Resource Identification Initiative portal containing citable Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs). The workflow for authors is to visit http://scicrunch.org/resources, then select their resource type (see community resources box), type in search terms (note that the system attempts to expand known synonyms to improve search results) and open the “Cite This” dialog box. The dialog shown here displays the Invitrogen catalog number 80021 antibody with the RRID:AB_86329. The authors are asked to copy and paste this text into their methods section.
Mentions: To simplify this process, we established a Resource Identification Portal based upon the SciCrunch platform, which leverages data aggregation performed by the DISCO aggregation engine (Marenco et al. 2014; http://scicrunch.org/resources; Fig. 1). The portal provides a unified query across different resource databases and displayed the results in a common format. The portal allows search on various facets such as resource name, catalog number, etc. There is a “cite this” link that provides the citation, as it should be reported in the paper. The citation generally includes not just the RRID, but a set of appropriate metadata that would identify the vendor and catalog number as well, for example: A polyclonal antibody against tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) (Chemicon, Cat. AB1542, RRID:AB_90755).

Bottom Line: Here, we present an overview of the pilot project and its outcomes to date.We show that authors are able to identify resources and are supportive of the goals of the project.Identifiability of the resources post-pilot showed a dramatic improvement for all three resource types, suggesting that the project has had a significant impact on identifiability of research resources.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Center for Research in Biological Systems UCSD 9500 Gillman Dr.#0446 la Jolla California 92093-0446.

ABSTRACT
A central tenet in support of research reproducibility is the ability to uniquely identify research resources, that is, reagents, tools, and materials that are used to perform experiments. However, current reporting practices for research resources are insufficient to identify the exact resources that are reported or to answer basic questions such as "How did other studies use resource X?" To address this issue, the Resource Identification Initiative was launched as a pilot project to improve the reporting standards for research resources in the methods sections of papers and thereby improve identifiability and scientific reproducibility. The pilot engaged over 25 biomedical journal editors from most major publishers, as well as scientists and funding officials. Authors were asked to include Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs) in their manuscripts prior to publication for three resource types: antibodies, model organisms, and tools (i.e., software and databases). RRIDs are assigned by an authoritative database, for example, a model organism database for each type of resource. To make it easier for authors to obtain RRIDs, resources were aggregated from the appropriate databases and their RRIDs made available in a central web portal ( http://scicrunch.org/resources). RRIDs meet three key criteria: they are machine readable, free to generate and access, and are consistent across publishers and journals. The pilot was launched in February of 2014 and over 300 papers have appeared that report RRIDs. The number of journals participating has expanded from the original 25 to more than 40 with RRIDs appearing in 62 different journals to date. Here, we present an overview of the pilot project and its outcomes to date. We show that authors are able to identify resources and are supportive of the goals of the project. Identifiability of the resources post-pilot showed a dramatic improvement for all three resource types, suggesting that the project has had a significant impact on identifiability of research resources.

No MeSH data available.