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Summary: Challenges in ensuring global, equitable access to the fruits of biomedical research and development (R&D) during the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the urgency of reorienting the system towards the public interest. The authors of this comment seek to articulate a more holistic vision by asking three critical questions: Why do R&D? How should it be done, and for whom? DNDi is mentioned in several places, including our general approach to R&D and specific projects such as the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition and COVID Moonshot. Stakeholders are urged to collaborate on a checklist of nine actions for R&D in the global public interest.