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2020 EurekAlert! PIO Seminar: Post Event Video Access

Friday, February 14, 2020 - Friday, May 15, 2020
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Recorded Seminar Video

2020 EurekAlert! PIO Seminar

Preprints: New Questions, Pressures, and Opportunities for the PIO 

The rise of online preprint servers for scientific and medical research has offered scientists a convenient avenue for receiving immediate feedback from their peers. The availability of pre-peer-reviewed data in the public domain also offers opportunities for experienced journalists to mine for scoops while raising questions for scientists and public information officers (PIOs) on whether and how to communicate preliminary findings responsibly.

You must have a EurekAlert! PIO account to participate in this event. Apply for a free account here. You will be asked to provide your PIO username during ticket purchase.

Join an international panel of PIOs as they share perspectives and strategies around preprints, and how PIOs can respond to this emerging practice, including:

  • What benefits can be gained from communicating science at the preprint stage? Is it different by discipline?
  • What role does the embargo play as preprints become more widespread?
  • How does coverage at the preprint stage influence coverage of final peer-reviewed results?
  • If preprint results promoted to journalists are later found to be different from peer-reviewed results, what are best practices for correcting public understanding?
  • How can PIOs best advise authors who seek to promote their work at the preprint stage? 


Bethany Baker | @PLOS

Senior Media Relations Manager, PLOS

Karl Bates | @DukeResearch

Director of Research Communications, Duke University

Linda Glaser | @LindaGlaser1

News & Media Relations Manager, College of Arts & Sciences, Cornell University

Mathias Jäger

Press Officer, EMBL

Jennifer Holshue | @EurekAlert

Deputy Director, Editorial Operations, EurekAlert!

Meagan Phelan | @MeaganPhelan

Executive Director, Science Press Package, AAAS (Moderator)

How to access the recorded seminar:

Purchase a ticket at the top of this page. You must register for video access and login as a EurekAlert! PIO-registrant to watch the video. Don’t have a EurekAlert! PIO account? Register for a PIO account here, before purchasing your video access.

Recorded webcast access:

Video access can be purchased here until May 15th. All PIOs who purchased access to the video will receive exclusive access to the full seminar video for six months following the live event. On August 15th, the video will become freely available in support of EurekAlert!'s public service mission.

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