Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

Gates Foundation – Arsanis RSV Monoclonal Antibodies Funding Agreement

  • Protecting & sharing information | Publication of Results


Consistent with Your Global Access commitments, if the Project description specifies Publication or Publication is otherwise requested by the Foundation, You will seek prompt Publication of any Funded Developments consisting of data and results. “Publication” means publication in a peer–reviewed journal or other method of public dissemination specified in the Project description or otherwise approved by the Foundation in writing. Publication may be delayed for a reasonable period for the sole purpose of seeking patent protection, provided the patent application is drafted, filed, and managed in a manner that best furthers Global Access. If You seek Publication in a peer–reviewed journal, such Publication shall be under “open access” terms and conditions consistent with the Foundation’s Open Access Policy available at:–and–resources/open–access–policy, which may be modified from time to time. Nothing in this section shall be construed as requiring Publication in contravention of any applicable ethical, legal, or regulatory requirements. You will mark any Publication of any Funded Development subject to this clause with the appropriate notice or attribution, including author, date and copyright (e.g., © 20<> <Name>).

Appendix – Project Narrative Form

Global Access & Open Access

In order to establish that the projects we fund are charitable and will have a positive impact on the intended beneficiaries of our work, the foundation requires the projects it funds be conducted and managed in a manner that ensures Global Access and Open Access. […]

“Open Access” is a foundation policy that sets the requirements, terms and conditions for publication of Funded Developments in a peer–reviewed journal. Additional Information on the foundation’s Open Access Policy for peer–reviewed publications and underlying data can be found at–and–resources/open–access–policy. Note: the foundation will pay directly for reasonable fees to effect publication on “open access” terms; such fees should not be included in the project budget (See the Open Access Policy FAQs for further detail).