July 31, 2020
In 2020, the European Commission launched the MANIFESTO FOR EU COVID-19 RESEARCH. BBMRI-ERIC is among the 500+ institutions signing the manifesto.
By endorsing the manifesto, BBMRI-ERIC pledges to:
- Make the generated results, whether tangible or intangible, public and accessible without delay, for instance on the Horizon Results Platform, on an existing IP sharing platform, or through an existing patent pool.
- Make scientific papers and research data available in open access without delay and following the FAIR principles via preprint servers or public repositories, with rights for others to build upon the publications and data and with access to the tools needed for their validation.In particular, make COVID-19 research data available through the European COVID-19 Data Platform
- Where possible, grant for a limited time, non-exclusive royalty free licences on the intellectual property resulting from EU-funded research. These non-exclusive royalty free licenses shall be given in exchange for the licensees’ commitment to rapidly and broadly distribute the resulting products and services under fair and reasonable conditions to prevent, diagnose, treat and contain COVID-19.
BBMRI-ERIC has long been a proponent of open science and FAIR principles, and encourages other research infrastructures to sign as well.