Guidelines for open access to publications, data and other research outputs, Version 1.1
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"On 30 January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The COVID-19 crisis is putting high pressure on the research community to speed up science discovery, inform the public health response and help save lives, as demonstrated by the activation by the WHO of the R&D Blueprint to accelerate diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics for this novel virus. A necessary complementary action to accelerate and amplify impact is to ensure that research findings and data relevant to this outbreak, are shared as rapidly, openly and effectively as possible. Therefore, the European Commission urges researchers of Horizon 2020 grants with research outputs that - in any way - may be used to advance the research on COVID-19, to provide immediate open access to their related publications, data and any other output possible, in line with the guidance offered in this document. These can be projects specifically researching on the corona virus, but also other research fields/disciplines with relevance to tackle the corona crisis. Similarly, the European Commission urges research infrastructures projects, developing and/or providing access services to relevant research tools and resources, to provide priority and customised access to their services for research on COVID-19...."