Open Science Festival


13:00 - 18:00

VU, O2 building, De Boelelaan 1108

Open Science Festival

Want to join? Do not forget to register! Admission is free.

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There is a lot happening around open science at the moment. More and more research funding bodies are requiring that the results of research be published open access (cOAlitionS) and that research data be managed according to FAIR principles. Knowledge and data are being shared at an earlier stage in the research process, giving rise to new forms of publication. Universities and publishers are conducting negotiations and seeking new models for distribution. At the same time, fake journals are trying to turn the situation to their (monetary) advantage...

How can you make your own research open?
The majority of researchers endorse the idea of a world in which the research process is more transparent and research results are made available to all. But how do you achieve this with your own research? This Open Science Festival will provide new insights and, more importantly, practical tools you can use to make your research more open. 

If you are interested in attending, please use this registration form to sign up. Participation is free of charge.
You can choose which of the three workshops you want to attend on the day of the festival, after the workshop leaders have pitched their offerings.


13:00 Reception with coffee and tea

13:30 Opening remarks

13:45 Public lectures
Wim van Saarloos, President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science (KNAW) – ‘Open Access and Open Science for better academic research – if we do things right’ 

14:45 Workshops You may choose to attend one of the following three workshops:

  • Open Access for a reason: Strategic Considerations about Opening Up your Research Outputs
    dr. Sascha Friesike (VU, assistant professor, KIN center for digital innovation)

  • Disseminating your scientific results: there's more than publishing a paper
    dr. Paola Masuzzo (UGent, postdoctoral researcher, Flemish Institute for Biotechnology)

  • Making an Impact with Your Data
    Alastair Dunning (Head of Research Data, TU Delft), Maarten van Bentum (TU Twente), Leon Osinski, Sjeff Ollers: all working for 4TU.Centre for ResearchData

16:00 Open Science Café

Experts will be on hand to answer all your open science questions concerning topics such as research data management, subsidies for open science or establishing an open science community of your own. 

Want to join?
Do not forget to register!

Who is it for?
This festival is being organised (with free admission) for researchers from all Dutch universities. Others are cordially invited to attend as well, space permitting. All presentations and discussions will be conducted in English. 

Registration is required and can be completed via this form.

Organised by
the Dutch universities, Promovendi Netwerk Nederland & National Platform Open Science