Report Open Access
Chiarelli, Andrea; Loffreda, Lucia; Cox, Eleanor; Johnson, Rob; Ferguson, Christine; Vignola-Gagné, Etienne; Campbell, David; Emecz, Attila
This report explores the impact of calls to rapidly and openly share COVID-19 research findings to inform the public health response, as recommended in our 2020 Joint Statement. It reflects on how open and rapid sharing shaped the global pandemic response and behaviour of the research community, and sets out recommendations for organisations who may wish to develop statements as a policy tool.
A total of 160 organisations signed the Joint Statement – including research funders, research performing organisations, publishers and learned societies. The study involved a mixture of desk research, key informant interviews, an online survey and bibliometric analysis.
Key findings include:
The report outlines several recommendations for organisations who may wish to develop similar statements in the future:
From intent to impact - Investigating the effects of open sharing commitments (15 June 2022).pdf
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