The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has launched their own publishing platform, with the aim of supporting researchers share their information as quickly as possible.
NIHR Open Research will help promote “reproducibility” and “transparency” within the research community by allowing members to rapidly publish any data they have uncovered, as well as the novel ability to release their incremental findings, case reports, and even negative discoveries too.
The platform publishes scholarly articles and other research outputs (e.g. documents) reporting any basic scientific, translational, applied and clinical research (including quantitative and qualitative studies) that has been funded (or co-funded) by the NIHR. Each publication must have at least one author who has been, or still is, a recipient of an NIHR grant.
- Articles must be original (not duplications). All research, including clinical trials, systematic reviews, software tools, method articles, and many others, is welcome and will be published irrespective of the perceived level of interest or novelty; confirmatory and negative results, as well as null studies are all suitable.
- All articles are published using a fully transparent, author-driven model; the authors are solely responsible for the content of their article. Invited peer review takes place openly after publication, and the authors play a crucial role in ensuring that the article is peer-reviewed by independent experts in a timely manner.
- All articles are published open access under a CC-BY license; the publishing and peer-review processes are fully transparent; and authors are asked to include detailed descriptions of methods and to provide full and easy access to the source data underlying the results in order to improve reproducibility.
For more information see here.