Paper Authorship: Calling all protein designers!

We are preparing a research paper about protein design in Foldit, and we want to include you! Over the past 6 years, Foldit players have designed a number of impressive proteins from scratch, and in the process have revealed some important discoveries about protein design. We are writing up these results in a formal paper to share with the rest of the scientific community.

None of this would have been possible without Foldit players, and we want to make sure everyone is represented fairly! Any Foldit player who has participated in a protein design puzzle can choose to be included among the authors of the paper. If you have played a protein design puzzle in the last 6 years, please fill out this form to tell us how you would like to be included:

Authorship Form for Foldit Protein Design

The form includes some optional questions about gameplay strategy and basic demographic information. This has been requested by other researchers, who want to know more about the perspective of Foldit players. Please consider answering these questions to tell us more about your experience playing Foldit.

Edit: Next week we will send a confirmation email to all users who fill out the form. The confirmation email will include a draft of the paper for you to review.

(Tue, 12/11/2018 - 23:47  |  13 comments)
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Do we get to take a look at

Do we get to take a look at what we might be putting our names to?

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Yes!

Next week we will send a confirmation email to all users who have filled out the form (even users who declined authorship). This confirmation email will include a draft of the paper.

If you wish to change your authorship status, you can let us know then.

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we will get a synopsis of the

we will get a synopsis of the paper - on which to judge our inclusion?

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Complete draft

The confirmation email will link to a complete draft of the paper (including a short abstract summarizing the main findings).

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Please announce when the e-mails have been sent.

This way I will know when to check my e-mail,
and if I don't see the message, I can look
carefully in my spam filter for it.

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Draft just sent

We just sent an email to form respondents (using the email address registered with the Foldit username). Please check your inbox for an email from foldit.publications@gmail.com. If you responded to the form, but did not receive an email, feel free to PM me.

We are still receiving form responses. To anyone who responds to the form after today, we will send another email in another week to make sure you also get a copy of the paper draft.

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basic tenet in life

Never put ones name to something one has not seen - not a bright thing to do.

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good day! CASP protein

good day! CASP protein prediction competition held - first place was taken by artificial intelligence deep mind _ where was the baker lab?

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Hello 01010011111

We've been taking about this quite a bit in the Forum: https://fold.it/portal/node/2006262

Include's David Baker's take on it... enjoy!

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Authorship Inclusion / Respondent Form

In December, I completed the Authorship Form, inclusive of optional quaestions, my earliest IRC monikers, my IRL name, my tip, etc.

I received no email confirmation, neither the draft.

Thus far, my query (sent via email) re this matter remains unaddressed.

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Same here. Was curious if

Same here. Was curious if there were any updates regarding this paper?

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Sorry!

It seems like the email didn't make it to some addresses, for whatever reason. If you completed the survey, but did not get an email from foldit.publications@gmail.com, please PM me and I'll try to sort it out.

The paper is currently submitted for peer review, but is not yet accepted for publication, so there is still time to make small changes.

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