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The Future of the Permanent Record
2022. Was this the real beginning of the new 21st Century? Global challenges changing lives on a scale never seen before – a global pandemic, overwhelming evidence of climate change and biodiversity loss, and cyber warfare influencing global leadership against a scenario in which evidence and experts are increasingly dismissed in favor of tribes with their own truths. Research is increasingly having to step up to meet global challenges and we must have robust responses to reclaim trust in both scholarly publishing and the expertise of researchers as we map the path to the future.
Covid-19 stress-tested scholarly communications and publishers rallied to make Covid-19-related information freely accessible. There is both room for improvement and inspiration for change. A changing world has led to new solutions and new players – but are they robust and tested for long-term trust?
Pre-prints proved a rapid way to communicate potentially crucial findings in a crisis but is the world ready to understand the implications of reading un-tested research? Peer review, the bastion of trusted science, is under scrutiny from those within and outside research and there are calls for more transparency and openness in science.
What happens next for dissemination of research findings? 2022 is the start of a very new and very different period in history and we come together with purpose and a collaborative spirit.
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