The European Commission has launched a Manifesto to maximise the accessibility of research results in the fight against COVID-19. The manifesto provides guiding principles for beneficiaries of EU research grants for coronavirus prevention, testing, treatment and vaccination to ensure that their research results will be accessible for all and guarantee a return on public investment.
The ICMAB has signed this Manifesto, whose indications are in line with the Open Science policies that our Institute follows and supports. As a consequence, our published papers and research data, will be made public without delay, by publishing them in the DIGITAL CSIC institutional repository and other relevant platforms.
The manifesto seeks the voluntary support and endorsement from public and private stakeholders benefitting from EU funding, other research funders and prominent individuals and institutions. Endorsing the manifesto does not entail legal implications for signed grants. This initiative is in line with several international actions such as the COVID-19 resolution adopted by the World Health Assembly on 19 May and the Solidarity call for Action by the World Health Organisation.
Many research institutions from around Europe have already endorsed the Manifesto. You can see the full list here.
We agree and endorse the principles below when dealing with research results stemming from EU funded research grants related to COVID-19 on prevention (including vaccines), testing and treatment:
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