Gates Open Research announced

A platform for rapid author-led publication and open peer review of research funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

(23 March 2017) Gates Open Research is a scholarly publishing platform that makes research funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation available quickly and in a format supporting research integrity, reproducibility and transparency. Its open access model enables immediate publication followed by open, invited peer review, combined with an open data policy.

All researchers funded by the Gates Foundation will be able to publish any research outputs and data they wish to share. Gates Open Research will follow the same publishing model that has been established for F1000Research over the past 4 years and adopted recently by a similar funder platform, Wellcome Open Research.

Gates Open Research directly supports the Gates Foundation’s Open Access policy and data sharing initiatives. Research findings will be disseminated without delay, which is especially crucial during public health emergencies and crop losses caused by drought or pests.

Gates Open Research is scheduled to launch in the third quarter of 2017. You can stay up-to-date with the latest developments by signing up for alerts.

The announcement is here.