F1000 Posters, an open access poster repository, provides a permanent environment for the deposition of posters presented at conferences. The information presented at poster sessions is universally agreed to be an important resource but, unfortunately, it is almost always completely lost once a conference is over. As a result, posters are only viewed by a handful of people before they disappear, either forever or until the research is later published as a paper. Often important work never gets published, particularly if it focuses on negative results or case studies. The system of removing posters from view after a conference is over represents a vast loss to the scientific community of unique and potentially valuable information.
F1000 Posters began in June of 2010 and includes posters from over 180 international meetings with the top-performing posters receiving 400-850 views per month.
In searching this database, you can browse by faculty, topic or conference. Posters include links to F1000 Faculty Member evaluations and related research papers from the authors, where appropriate.
– posted by Kelly Thormodson