Usually scientists don’t speak about pre-publication research and preliminary findings in public. It’s the risk of being scooped. Yet there is an online platform ”Nature Precedings” that offers to do just that. It’s a free service offered by the Nature Publishing Group where scientists can share preliminary data posting pre-print manuscripts, posters, reports etc. It seems there are researchers out there who are open to trying such new approach. And, there is one incentive that may persuade even more researchers to throw the doors open: they can more easily claim earliest ownership for new ideas.