Can I view preprint data?

Yes — we analyze preprint articles from two open-access preprint repositories: bioRxiv and medRxiv

Preprints are research articles that are shared publicly before peer review. By reviewing experimental data in preprints, scientists can gain early visibility into cutting-edge research, stay up-to-date with the most recently used experimental reagents and model systems, and avoid waiting months to years for an article to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.

You can surface these novel insights from preprint articles by viewing product usage data from over 450,000 experiments linked to over 100,000 experimental figures from two open-access preprint repositories.

Preprint ServerSubject Areas
Biology research including bioinformatics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, etc.
Health sciences research including neurology, oncology, toxicology, genomic medicine, etc.

Across the ASCEND platform, view experimental data and insights from preprints, in addition to peer-reviewed publications, supplier images, and third-party validation sources to help with reagent selection, experiment design, and hypothesis generation.

Preprint figures can be identified for figures/experiments of interest by the distinct grey banner and Preprint label.

Why are preprint figures low resolution on the platform?

You may notice that experimental figures from preprints are shown in low resolution within a preprint figure result modal.

We're unable to show full-resolution images within the figure modal due to bioRxiv/medRxiv's intellectual property policy. However, we're still able to analyze the experimental data and will always provide a link to view the full paper on the bioRxiv/medRxiv website which you can access by clicking View Full Resolution Figure.

What happens to a preprint article that subsequently becomes published?

A subset of preprint articles are eventually peer-review and published. Since preprint articles are often significantly different from the version published in a peer-reviewed journal, both the preprint and published articles are analyzed and displayed separately. Thus, you'll be able to search for experimental data linked to both the preprint and published versions.