Open Science Initiatives

Open Science Community Eindhoven (OSC/e) 

Open Science Community Eindhoven is a bottom-up group of researchers, students and research support staff – learning community interested in Open Science. Here everyone is welcome to learn more about open and transparent research practices and share own experience, tips & tricks. 

National Plan Open Science (NPOS) 

In 2017 National Plan Open Science presented key ambitions towards Open Science defined by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, funders NWO and ZonMw, VSNU, Royal Academy KNAW and others. The four key ambitions are: 

The key ambitions are: 

  1. Transition towards full Open Access publishing 
  2. To make research data optimally suited for reuse 
  3. Recognition and rewards of researchers 
  4. To promote and support Open Science practices 

Further, NPOS has been working on the topics within the defined ambitions:  

  • Transition costs Open Science: see the report
  • Open Access for books: see the plan (in Dutch). 
  • National data landscape: see the report (in Dutch). 
  • Professionalising data stewardship: competences, training and education: see the report
  • Accelerate Open Science: organising a yearly National Open Science Festival 
  • Citizen Science: see the report (in Dutch). 

The text is adapted from OpenAIRE 

NWO Open Science Fund 

At the end of 2020, the major Dutch research funder NWO launched a funding instrument to support projects in the field of Open Science – Open Science Fund. Researchers from all scientific disciplines are eligible to apply. The grant can be awarded to the individuals or small teams aiming to develop and implement innovative ways of making research open, accessible, transparent and reusable. 

Open Research Europe (ORE) 

The European Commission’s Open Access publishing platform Open Research Europe was launched in 2021 as a publication venue for beneficiaries of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.  

Open Research Europe champions open science principles by immediately publishing articles, followed by transparent, invited and open peer review with the inclusion of all supporting data and materials. The names of the reviewers are open, as well as their reviews, which are also citable. Article-level metrics will continuously track the scientific and social impact of publications.  

ORE is an optional publication venue free of costs for the beneficiaries of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe grants even after the end of the project. Moreover, publishing on ORE is compliant with the European Commission Open Access requirements.