Open Access in Personalised Medicine

24 March 2023 - Open Science and Open Access are key aspects of the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) approach. It provides online, free, re-usable and shared access to scientific information (peer-reviewed scientific research articles and research data). In order to implement open access policies and data integration of research data into European databases, ICPerMed has compiled guidelines for personalised medicine research projects.

Open Science promotes a transparent, more efficient, accessible science and collaboration and immediate dissemination of research results. The European Commission (EC) has established Open Science as a policy priority for research programmes under H2020 and Horizon Europe, for international calls (funded by EC) as well for national and regional funding PM research calls. It is organised according to eight ambitions:

  • Open Data
  • To foster the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)
  • New Generation Metrics
  • Rewards
  • Future of scholarly communication
  • Research integrity
  • Education and skill
  • Citizen science

The European Commission requires that all peer-reviewed publications and research data generated in projects funded under Horizon 2020 programme, be deposited in Open Access. Research data should be freely accessed, used, modified and shared by anyone for any purpose, following the FAIR Principles: Findable, Accesible, Interoperable & Re-usable.

The now published ICPerMed flyer compiles guidelines for personalised medicine research projects regarding Open Science and Open Access.