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Aligning Science Against Parkinson’s (ASAP) Joins cOAlition S

26/09/2019

cOAlition S is pleased to announce that Aligning Science Against Parkinson’s (ASAP) is the latest group to join the coalition and demonstrate its commitment to the realisation of science without publication paywalls. cOAlition S now has 23 members from across Europe, North America, Africa, and the Middle East.

ASAP is an international research initiative to advance targeted basic research for Parkinson’s disease. Led by Nobel Laureate Randy Schekman, ASAP was created by the Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy with support from the Sergey Brin Family Foundation. As a part of its work, ASAP will coordinate a multidisciplinary research network using a team-based approach to investigate the biological basis of Parkinson’s disease, funded at an unprecedented scale.

“There’s still so much to uncover about how Parkinson’s disease arises and progresses. It is our firm belief that Open Access and research transparency will accelerate the pace of discovery which is why we’re joining cOAlition S” explained Dr. Randy Schekman, ASAP’s Scientific Director.

Johan Rooryck, cOAlition S Open Access Champion, added that “we’re very pleased to welcome ASAP as a member of cOAlition S. The commitment to open research, as demonstrated by the growing group of health-related foundations and funders within cOAlition S, has the potential to revolutionise health research on a global scale.”