We Endorse the EU Manifesto for COVID-19 Research

As the European Union (EU) seeks to tackle the current COVID-19 situation, it has become clear that there is a need for ensuring that all research undertaken with support of European Commission (EC) funding should ensure that results are accessible and supportive to helping society overcome the issues faced. To this end, the EU have set up a voluntarty manifesto to which organisations can sign up to support. We, at NanoFabNet, endorse this manifesto and confirm that we will adhere to the guiding principles outlined.

By providing our endorsement, we acknowledge that, where relevant, we will:

  • 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.

To read more about this manifesto and understand how you, too, can show your support, visit the EC website.