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First approved research projects subsidy scheme COVID-19

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Eight projects that will have a direct effect on the course of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and public health will soon be starting. This is the first result of the commission of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport to ZonMw to finance critical research with a direct impact on the current corona pandemic.

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Open Science and COVID-19

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On our website you will find information about Open Science, Open Access publications and FAIR data stewardship for researchers working for the COVID-19 outbreak. The information is also a guide to our requirements and recommendations for research programs on COVID-19.

More information about Open Science and COVID-19


Open Access: more impact from research

Open Access publishing ensures that research is quickly and easily accessible. During the coronavirus pandemic, the importance of that has become clearer than ever before. For example, doctors and patients search for information about the treatment of COVID-19. To increase the impact of knowledge, ZonMw will tighten the guidelines for Open Access with effect from 1 January 2021. What will change?



Societal effects of COVID-19 examined

20 new research projects will soon begin to investigate the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on Dutch society. 11 more projects will receive funding after additional administrative steps. These research projects will focus on the impact of the measures taken, the resilience of society, and the economic consequences for society. Thanks to the quick start and short duration of the projects, the studies can provide relevant knowledge in the...

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Related programmes

ZonMw has several programmes related to this topic.

We are adhering to the measures that the government is taking in tackling the coronavirus. This means that there will be consequences for funding rounds and current research funded by ZonMw. We are working hard to address matters and find answers to questions that arise. This web page contains all the latest information. Keep an eye on this web page for the most current state of affairs.

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