Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain (FSD) was created with the main objective of eliminating the barriers that prevent research on Dravet syndrome from advancing, as well as encouraging the search for effective treatments that can mitigate or even cure the disease.
Along with these lines, FSD believes in the importance of accessibility to scientific information for the benefit of global knowledge flow, innovation and socio-economic development. Open access publishing allows scientists to develop their research programs based on previous results, avoiding unnecessary duplication of effort and improving quality and productivity in the research centers. In addition, open access to scientific information supports transparency, making research available to individual citizens and non-for-profit organizations. In combination, access to scientific knowledge speeds up innovations and brings treatments to market in less time.
With its Open Access Support Program, FSD intends to address the problem of limited access to publications in the field of developmental and epileptic encephalopathies and, more specifically, Dravet syndrome, and at the same time encourage professionals to choose to publish in open access journals.