Open Bioeconomy Lab has supported the establishment of the Open COVID Pledge through Dr Jenny Molloy, who is a member of the Steering Committee that designed and rolled out the initiative.and is now a member of the Advisory Council for the Pledge’s new stewards, Creative Commons.
The ethos of the Pledge is tightly aligned with the ideology of The Open Bioeconomy Lab. Projects operating in The Open Bioeconomy Lab that have escalated priority in these extraordinary times are the Open Enzymes Collection and the Public Domain Gazette; however, all projects run in the spirit of open science, collaboration, and sharing information.
We are therefore happy to also make the Open COVID Pledge as a Research Group:
Immediate action is required to halt the COVID-19 Pandemic and treat those it has affected. It is a practical and moral imperative that every tool we have at our disposal be applied to develop and deploy technologies on a massive scale without impediment.
We therefore pledge to make our intellectual property available free of charge for use in ending the COVID-19 pandemic and minimizing the impact of the disease.
We will implement this pledge through a license that details the terms and conditions under which our intellectual property is made available.