The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is providing an extra injection of €2.6 million in research funding to partially offset the negative effects of the coronavirus measures. The past few months have been difficult for scientific research. Not only have scientists been limited in their work, but they have also been put under additional strain as teaching moved online. In addition to the pandemic, the introduction of Open Science and new privacy rules are placing a further burden on research. The extra investment is intended to tackle this as well.