ZonMw facilitates openness across knowledge and innovation communities to maximise the benefits society gains from their work.

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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Access for researchers to worldwide open access publishing platform

On 1 April 2021, NWO and ZonMw will become members of Europe PMC (PubMed Central), an open science platform that maintains a worldwide collection of scientific articles and other research output. This membership allows NWO and ZonMw funded researchers in the life sciences and medical sciences to globally share their publications via one central location. With this, they will also satisfy the requirements that NWO and ZonMw set for the research...

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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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Rob Diemel

Rob Diemel
Senior programme manager

+31 70 349 5252
diemel@zonmw.nl
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