Accelerate Open Science: the project

This NPOS project started on September 1st 2019 with an duration of 18 months.

The intended results of this project were:

  • Improving the findability of information on Open Science by connecting the following websites:;;; in a more efficient way;
  • Widely shared and clear guidance on topics such as Open Access, FAIR data and PlanS;
  • Broadly shared examples of proven concepts in the field of informing and supporting researchers; 
  • Collect and share best practices for researchers undertaking Open Science; 
  • Help with organizing Open Science meetings, caf├ęs and other interactive sessions on a local level.

The project team consisted of:

Sander Bosch, Open Science Coordinator at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. He was trained as a researcher in computational cognitive neuroscience. At the VU, he initiates and coordinates projects relating to Open Access, Research Data Management, Public Engagement and Open Science Skills & Knowledge.

Loek Brinkman, Founder and Community Manager at Open Science Community Utrecht, lecturer at Utrecht University, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, liason with Dutch Network of Open Science Communities;

Melanie Imming, Community Manager Open Science SURF and owner of, involved in different initiatives on topics like FAIR data, data stewardship, open science engagement and digital cultural heritage;

Carlos Martinez-Ortiz, Community Manager Netherlands eScience center involved in software sustainability, FAIR software and development of best practices for development of open scientific software;

Jeroen Sondervan, Project Leader Open Access Utrecht University, member of the editorial board of, the Open Access working group UKB and the Knowledge Exchange OA expert group;

Anke Versteeg, Policy and Relations coordinator TU Delft Library, executive secretary TUD Open Science Program, liaison with UKB and LCRDM on RDM and FAIR Data.

In addition, a broad pool of people, both support staff and researchers, joined in to work together on specific topics.

The main outputs of the project can be found in the #OSF2021NL collection on Zenodo and on You can find a lot of information about the meetings we organised on the whats new page and on

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