The Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association funds clinical and biomedical research in order to better understand the causes of Acute Disseminated Encephalitis, Acute Flaccid Myelitis, MOG Antibody Disease, Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder, Optic Neuritis, and Transverse Myelitis; and to advance early diagnosis, treatment, and cure. The main output of this research is new knowledge. To ensure this knowledge can be accessed, read, applied, and built upon in fulfillment of our goals, the Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association expects its researchers to publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals.
In addition, it is a condition of the Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association’s funding that a copy of all funded research outputs, in the form of final, peer-reviewed manuscripts, must be delivered to the Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association upon acceptance. These manuscripts will be made publicly available on the Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association website no later than 12 months after the official date of publication.
This requirement applies to all Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association grants awarded after January 1, 2012.
The policy is developed with the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and is based on the policy developed by Autism Speaks, with that organization’s permission.