F1000 launched Health Open Research

Health Open Research expands the former AMRC publishing platform to open up medical research globally

F1000 announced Health Open Research, an expansion of the former Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) Open Research, the open research publishing venue that “accelerates the real-world benefits of medical research”. Open research is a key belief of F1000, which stresses its importance to society as a whole as a social good.

Since 2019, AMRC Open Research has enabled researchers funded by one of AMRC’s member charities to share all their research outputs in a transparent and accessible way. This allows their peers to build on findings, policymakers to have fast and full access to research that should inform their decision making, and for the public to see the results of the research that they may have funded and that could affect them. Today’s launch of Health Open Research expands its remit to all researchers working in health, medicine, and social care and to other health research organisations, nationally and internationally.

Catriona Manville, AMRC’s Director of Research Policy, pointed to several examples of how the platform accelerated the real-world benefits of medical research, including 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.

Health Open Research is now open for submissions from researchers, practitioners and policy makers working in health, medical and social care research across the world. It provides a dedicated space for researchers to publish all their research findings openly, in a way that helps to minimize duplication and waste and maximize the potential for real world impact for patients.

Covering all three stages of the research process—cause, cure and care—Health Open Research welcomes submissions across all areas of health, medical and social care research including:

  • Basic scientific, translational, applied and clinical research, including quantitative and qualitative studies, in all areas of health and disease
  • Collaborative, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research including public & patient involvement, comorbidity and multimorbidity studies
  • Health and healthcare related research including implementation science, observational studies and clinical trials, health systems and health services research
  • Health economics, public health, social care, health promotion, health policy and practice, ethics (including patient data) and health training

All articles, review reports, and other outputs previously published on AMRC Open Research are now available on Health Open Research. We will continue accepting peer review reports and revised versions of articles previously published on AMRC Open Research, with links between versions maintained. Blog content previously published on AMRC Open Research can be found here.

The full press release is here   https://f1000.com/health-open-research-accelerating-medical-research/   .