"You do research to push the boundaries of the unknown and to find answers to scientific societal challenges. That is of course much more effective if you can share the results with the whole world without barriers. That is the goal of open science. If the COVID -19 pandemic has made something clear in 2020, it is the importance of open science. Only by uniting forces with which researchers worldwide collaborated in 2020 and shared their data and publications as early as possible, it was possible to have a vaccine in such short notice. A fantastic illustration of the importance and relevance of open science."
Dutch National website providing information for academics about the advantages of open access to publicly financed research