ECDC's service standards and values
Certain service standards and values guide the ECDC in its work. These include transparency, independence and open access to scientific content. ECDC also strives to be a quality-driven, service-minded organisation that acts as one team.
Transparency and independence
As stated in its Founding Regulation, ECDC was established to provide the European Union with independent advice on threats to human health posed by communicable disease.
Open access to scientific content
All outputs with scientific content produced by, or on behalf of, the Centre are published as open access.
The ECDC authorship policy provides guidance for authors of written work produced by, or on behalf of ECDC, including for publication in peer-reviewed journals.