Ripeta is pleased to announce a collaboration with the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM). Together, they will provide statistics about data availability across the research articles of several publishers. 

This partnership will support STM’s 2020 Research Data Year and their efforts to boost the effective sharing of research data. Digital Science portfolio company, Ripeta, aims to make better science easier by identifying and highlighting the important parts of research that should be transparently presented in a manuscript and other materials.

Utilizing Ripeta’s technology and tools, the collaboration will provide a range of publishers with an overview about the frequency with which their journals make data available along with their articles. 

Ripeta CEO, Leslie McIntosh, said: “We are excited to work with STM and support their efforts to increase the sharing of research data. Data availability is a critical component of responsible reporting of research. If we want to increase the public’s trust in science, we need to make research as verifiable as possible. Working with STM, we are moving the needle toward those goals.” 

“Ripeta’s technology allows us to quickly scan thousands of articles and determine the presence of a data availability statement. Over time, this information will support publishers to improve upon their practices, the practices of authors, and, ultimately, scientific reporting,” said Joris van Rossum, Research Director at STM.

This collaboration will run throughout 2020 and will grow to include additional publishers as the year progresses.     

About Ripeta

Ripeta, LLC is a technology company that has developed tools and services to rapidly assess the responsible reporting of research. Similar to a financial credit report, which shows the fiscal health of a person, Ripeta shows the reproducibility hygiene of the scientific paper. The Ripeta suite identifies and extracts the key components of full research reporting, thereby drastically shortening and improving the publication process; furthermore, the extraction component of Ripeta’s process makes the methods easily discoverable for future reuse. Ripeta’s portfolio of services and tools includes an API, individual manuscript reports, aggregated reports, consultations, and rankings. Learn more at ripeta.com.

About STM

At STM we support our members in their mission to advance research worldwide.  Our 150 members based in over 20 countries around the world collectively publish 66% of all journal articles and tens of thousands of monographs and reference works.  As academic and professional publishers, learned societies, university presses, start-ups and established players we work together to serve society by developing standards and technology to ensure research is of high quality, trustworthy and easy to access. We promote the contribution that publishers make to innovation, openness and the sharing of knowledge and embrace change to support the growth and sustainability of the research ecosystem. As a common good, we provide data and analysis for all involved in the global activity of research.