Preprint archiving fits really well in the movement for greater transparency and sharing in ecology, evolution and conservation sciences. TEE (Transparency in Ecology and Evolution) aims to represent this movement. Members of TEE initiated the creation of the EcoEvoRxiv.
TEE, TOP and TTEE
TEE (Transparency in Ecology and Evolution) was established to educate and advocate for greater transparency in ecology and evolution (and conservation too). It was started around 2015 by a group of concerned researchers who thought that not enough was done in this matter. They invited representatives from about 30 major journals in ecology and evolutionary biology to discuss strategies for improving how science is reported and how to reduce biases in the scientific literature. The meeting participants agreed on TOP (Transparency and Openness Promotion) guidelines for improving transparency standards through changes to journal policies. They also designed TTEE (Tools for Transparency in Ecology and Evolution) to help journals in ecology and evolutionary biology implement TOP guidelines. Since then, increasing numbers of journals have committed to TOP and have updated their editorial policies.