Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

Gates Foundation – Icosavax, COVID-19 Vaccine Grant 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:–We–Work/General–Information/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 Funded Development subject to this clause with the appropriate notice or attribution, including author, date and copyright (e.g., © 20<> ).


The Foundation believes the requirement that the knowledge and information gained from the Project be promptly and broadly disseminated extends to data and datasets generated through the Project. During the term of this Agreement, You will make cleaned datasets available to the Foundation upon request, at the time they are generated, and for internal Foundation use only. Following the End Date, You will make all datasets available to the Foundation, upon request and for internal Foundation use only. From the date that is six (6) months after the End Date, unless otherwise agreed with the Foundation, You will make all data generated under the Project available to the public in a manner and under conditions agreed to with the Foundation.