|22 February, 2019
|Sabine Best and Kate Flemming
Kate Flemming, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York and Sabine Best, Head of Research at Marie Curie, give their perspectives – as a researcher and charity worker respectively – on AMRC Open Research.
Maximising the potential for the charities’ investment in research
Charity-funded research has the potential to have a huge impact on the lives of all people living with terminal illness and their families, carers, and friends, but in order to do so, it is helpful if findings are freely and instantaneously available to anybody who would wish to see them. Especially people working in hospices or in the community often have less access to the plethora of journals available compared to other institutions. AMRC Open Research offers a simple and rapid process to publish research on a platform that is fully transparent and accessible to all.
Research funded through charitable donations by the public should be available freely for everyone to access, as it is on AMRC Open Research
Marie Curie is a charity fully committed to open access publishing and is a longstanding member of Europe Pub Med Central, an open access repository providing access to worldwide life sciences articles, books, patents and clinical guidelines. Research funded through charitable donations by the public should be available freely for everyone to access, as it is on AMRC Open Research.
AMRC Open Research is set to maximise the potential for the charities’ investment in the research, which is funded by public donations, to have exposure and impact. This ultimately benefits the researcher, as the research they produce has the greatest possible reach it can have through publishing on an open research platform.
Making all research results accessible
AMRC Open Research is open to many article types, including negative and null results of research studies which can be difficult to publish in traditional journals. These results still hold important information that might be of use for similar studies in the field in the future.
AMRC Open Research offers a simple and rapid process to publish research on a platform that is fully transparent and accessible to all.
The research funded by Marie Curie and Dimbleby Cancer Care as part of their Dimbleby Marie Curie Research Fund, and published on AMRC Open Research, focuses on complex interventions, including patient and carer experience of palliative care across different service models, disease types and morbidities, including motor neurone disease and heart failure. Knowing more about the information needs of carers when providing end of life care is important when trying to support people living with a terminal illness to stay in their place of choice.
If you would like to view Kate’s article or any of the articles published on AMRC Open Research then please visit AMRC Open Research. To find out more about Marie Curie and their work please visit their website.