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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.

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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.

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An exemplar third‐party application using the RRID resolving service. The “Antibody data for this article” application developed by Elsevier enhances articles on ScienceDirect. The application is available in 211 articles in 19 journals (more information can be found at: http://www.elsevier.com/about/content-innovation/antibodies).
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brb3417-fig-0005: An exemplar third‐party application using the RRID resolving service. The “Antibody data for this article” application developed by Elsevier enhances articles on ScienceDirect. The application is available in 211 articles in 19 journals (more information can be found at: http://www.elsevier.com/about/content-innovation/antibodies).

Mentions: To promote the development of thirdrd party tools around RRID's, we created a resolver service for RRIDs using SciCrunch. Typing http://scicrunch.com/resolver/RRID:AB_90755, will resolve to a landing page with metadata on a particular entity. The resolving service allows applications to make use of RRIDs to, for example, enhance articles with RRIDs by providing additional information about the entity and link to relevant articles and resources. For instance, Elsevier has released their antibody application, which displays antibody metadata in the right hand side panel, next to the article (see Fig. 5 for a screenshot below for (MacLaren et al. 2015): http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306452214008458). The reader can browse through antibodies referred to in the article, view complete records in antibodyregistry.org, and access additional information via direct links to GenBank, ZFIN, and other relevant databases. The application also recommends three most relevant articles published in Elsevier journals that refer to the same antibody. The application is freely available on ScienceDirect.


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)

An exemplar third‐party application using the RRID resolving service. The “Antibody data for this article” application developed by Elsevier enhances articles on ScienceDirect. The application is available in 211 articles in 19 journals (more information can be found at: http://www.elsevier.com/about/content-innovation/antibodies).
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brb3417-fig-0005: An exemplar third‐party application using the RRID resolving service. The “Antibody data for this article” application developed by Elsevier enhances articles on ScienceDirect. The application is available in 211 articles in 19 journals (more information can be found at: http://www.elsevier.com/about/content-innovation/antibodies).
Mentions: To promote the development of thirdrd party tools around RRID's, we created a resolver service for RRIDs using SciCrunch. Typing http://scicrunch.com/resolver/RRID:AB_90755, will resolve to a landing page with metadata on a particular entity. The resolving service allows applications to make use of RRIDs to, for example, enhance articles with RRIDs by providing additional information about the entity and link to relevant articles and resources. For instance, Elsevier has released their antibody application, which displays antibody metadata in the right hand side panel, next to the article (see Fig. 5 for a screenshot below for (MacLaren et al. 2015): http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306452214008458). The reader can browse through antibodies referred to in the article, view complete records in antibodyregistry.org, and access additional information via direct links to GenBank, ZFIN, and other relevant databases. The application also recommends three most relevant articles published in Elsevier journals that refer to the same antibody. The application is freely available on ScienceDirect.

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.

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