23 members of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), which includes The Cure Parkinson's Trust, are working in collaboration to develop and launch a joint publication platform. 

In coming together to launch AMRC Open Research, the 23 charities are working to ensure that money raised through fundraising makes a real difference by providing a means for all results of research to be published quickly, for all to see.

AMRC Open Research will provide a new publication option for researchers funded by participating charities giving them increased control over the process. As long as researchers meet eligibility criteria, no editorial decisions are made based on the topic, perceived impact or outcome of their articles. This enables them to openly and immediately share all results from charity funded research with the scientific community and beyond. Once published, articles will undergo invited open peer review by experts in the respective field.

By making articles available in a matter of days, rather than the typical months or years that traditional publishing can take, and by including access to the raw data, AMRC Open Research will help accelerate our understanding of conditions and diseases affecting so many lives. 

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust is pleased to be involved in this innovative scheme which will help ensure results from the research we fund is shared quickly so reducing replication of trials whilst accelerating research and more importantly bringing benefits to people with Parkinson’s sooner.
Dr Joy Duffen, Projects Manager, CPT

All articles on AMRC Open Research will be published as open access enabling anyone to see the results of the research, including those living with or affected by the conditions being researched, the charities’ wider communities and the public. The expert peer review reports will also be posted alongside the articles, helping everyone understand the merit of the published work about health conditions and diseases.

This article is adapted from the original AMRC article.

Further reading: blog.f1000/amrc-open-research