PEERS – The Platform for the Exchange of Experimental Research Standards
PEERS is a platform that enables sharing of information on parameters that affect the robustness of preclinical data.
What problem is PEERS trying to solve?
Information about parameters and factors that determine experimental robustness and therefore can influence the outcome of an experiment is either unclear or not available to scientists. The level of detail to inform about these parameters and factors is often not provided in most scientific publications. Scientists therefore often rely on their personal experience and personal communications. As a result, scientists have only limited access to relevant information and have little opportunity to learn from each other on how to increase the robustness and reproducibility of their studies or support translation to clinical programs.
How does PEERS work?
PEERS is like a WiKi on how to design, conduct and analyze experiments to increase data robustness. PEERS allows users to search for factors and parameters that are of relevance to their experiments and gives guidance and advice on how to leverage these factors to increase the quality, robustness and reproducibility of research.
PEERS allows users to:
- Search for factors and parameters that are of relevance to their experiments
- Find recommendations and best practices on experimental design, execution and data analysis for specific in vitro methods or in vivo models
- Share experiences and knowledge to help others build high-quality, reproducible data sets
- Cite contributions
- Increase the quality, robustness and reproducibility of research
COMING SOON: Visit the BRAINCommons™ to use PEERS and exchange experimental research standards to increase the quality, robustness and reproducibility of your research.
The PEERS Platform is hosted in the BRAINCommons™, the cloud-based platform for computational discovery designed for the brain health community.
The BRAINCommons harnesses the combined power of data, advanced analytical tools and ideas from social networking to promote data sharing, collaboration and discovery. The BRAINCommons is spearheaded by Cohen Veterans Bioscience and utilizes current and constantly evolving best practices at an application, system, services and architectural level. The establishment of the BRAINCommons platform expands access for scientists around the world, speeding up research and, in turn, leading to faster discoveries for patients.
This work was funded by Cohen Veterans Bioscience and grants COH-0011 from Steven A. Cohen.
Cohen Veterans Bioscience is a non-profit 501(c)(3) biomedical research and technology organization dedicated to advancing brain health by fast-tracking precision diagnostics and tailored therapeutics.
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