Open Science makes science accessible to scientists, society and the economy. Collaboration and exchanging knowledge are central to this. The aim is to increase the quality and impact of scientific research.

To achieve this, ZonMw will commit itself in the coming years to:

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Powerful US research funder unveils strict open-access policy

One of the world’s richest biomedical research organizations, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), announced on 1 October that it will require scientists it funds to make papers open access (OA) as soon as they are published — a change to its current policy, which allows a delay of up to one year before results must be free to read.

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Animal-free innovations for better COVID-19 research

This summer, 40 research projects into the coronavirus pandemic and the consequences of thisstarted with funding from the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. We rapidly need a lot of knowledge about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease COVID-19. Animal-free models can play a role in that because the results can be better translated to humans and yield outcomes faster. Five projects with animal-free research will therefore start.

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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?

 

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Rob Diemel

Rob Diemel
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+31 70 349 5252
diemel@zonmw.nl
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