The Commission launched a manifesto to maximise the accessibility of research results in the fight against COVID-19 in July 2020. The validity of the Manifesto has been extended by one year, until 1 January 2023, as it remains highly relevant in the fight against the pandemic.
The manifesto provides guiding principles for beneficiaries of EU research grants for coronavirus prevention, testing, treatment and vaccination to ensure that their research results will be accessible for all and guarantee a return on public investment.
So far, more than 650 organisations (including universities, research institutes and private companies) and more than 1875 individuals endorsed the Manifesto from all over Europe and beyond. This shows a clear commitment and strong citizen engagement towards a better valorisation of research results, leaving no one behind.
Citizens who endorsed the Manifesto for EU COVID-19 Research explain their motivation to sign up and share their message to use research to benefit society.
Click here for download the Manifesto for Eu covid-19 research