In response to the global COVID-19 crisis, the European Commission has issued an update
of the existing open science guidelines for Horizon 2020 grant recipients on 8th April 2020. Additionally, on April 20th the EC has launched a European COVID-19 Data Platform
to enable the rapid collection and sharing of available research data.
New guidelines released by the European Data Protection Board deal with the processing of health data for scientific purposes in the context of COVID-19, such as GDPR compliance, the legal basis of data processing and the exercise of data subject rights.