17 August 2020

Below is a transcript of the video:

Scientists are the primary target for INTERVALS. They come and look for information, so they receive information, they look for protocols, they look for results. But they also can come and share their knowledge and their own studies so they could participate in conversations giving their insights on specific methods and specific studies.   

You can put a lot more information on INTERVALS than you may have space for in a publication. You can also add different media you can have the videos of your electrocardiogram or other endpoints that you may otherwise not fit on paper. You can also have the data and the protocols right then and there where you have the results.  

It also allows you to publish results that are not always publishable as scientific articles. That includes the more investigative studies or the negative results, which are also very important for the scientific community to know about. That allows you to be really open about your science and show it all without restrictions.  

We’ve implemented different parts you can have a discussion on INTERVALS. Once you’re logged in, you can comment on protocols, so share your own experiences, what steps may be more delicate in a specific experiment, or how to do something better. You could also share your views on specific study results. And the conversation is recorded on the site so that it can be accessed and viewed by other users later on, and that benefits the whole community.  

We put links to external platforms, repository of network models, and also software that you can use to study the data, to analyze it. That ranges from computational fluid dynamics—the AeroSolved platform—to platform used for perception behavior assessment: our ABOUTTM Toolbox

So, it’s very easy for an external scientist, as well as for an internal scientist from PMI, to upload their data. You only need to register to the platform, and you’ll get access to the workspace where you can create new studies, protocols, or data sets. So basically, you will get a suite of [forms] to fill that describes what study you’ve done and why you’ve done it.  

And why you should do it? Beyond more and more being transparent, I believe you can get nice features so your research will be highlighted on a new platform and will be linked to other similar research, so that allows meta-analysis of your research in the context of other research.