We believe that the key to defeating MND lies in fostering strong collaboration between leading researchers around the world and sharing new understanding of the disease as rapidly as possible.
To achieve this we will promote proactive good management and open sharing of samples, data, research outputs and information. We will also promote and participate in a dialogue with the research community to optimise the research environment. Our open access policy forms part of this intention.
Grantees of awards from the MND Association from 2011 onwards are mandated to make their peer reviewed papers directly arising from the grant available through open access. These research papers should also be available within the Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) repository as soon as possible but within six months of publication of the paper.
Europe PMC provides a stable, permanent and free-to-access online digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed biomedical and life sciences research publications.
Europe PMC content is freely available and can be accessed by all researchers, and not just those based at an institution that subscribes to a particular journal.