Published: 23 November 2022

Today, the AMRC Open Research platform - now called Health Open Research - has expanded its remit to all researchers working in health and care across the world.

In 2019, AMRC worked closely with member charities and F1000 to launch AMRC Open Research. Since then, researchers funded by AMRC member charities have been able to use the platform to share all their research outputs in a transparent and accessible way, helping to minimise duplication and waste and maximise impact.

Dr Catriona Manville, AMRC’s Director of Research Policy, said:

"AMRC is thrilled that the platform is opening up to other health research organisations and researchers globally. Over the last few years, we’ve seen inspiring examples of how publishing openly helps to accelerate the real-world benefits of medical research. A great demonstration being Marie Curie funded research, which provided evidence for the Make End of Life Care Fair campaign that secured the provision of palliative care in every part of England as a legal requirement via the Health and Care Act. The expansion of Health Open Research is an exciting prospect, providing new possibilities for collaboration and innovation."

Rebecca Lawrence, Managing Director, F1000, said:

“F1000 has always believed that open research is research that is open to all of society and works for social good in the fastest and most collaborative way possible. The success of AMRC Open Research and the launch and expansion of Health Open Research today exemplifies why open research matters both to health research and societies globally”.

All articles, review reports, and other outputs previously published on AMRC Open Research are available on Health Open Research. F1000 will continue accepting peer review reports and revised versions of articles previously published on AMRC Open Research.