This NPOS project started on September 1st 2019 with an initial duration of one year. It ended February 2021.

The intended results of this project were:

  • Improving the findability of information on Open Science by connecting the following websites: openscience.nl; openaccess.nl; research-software.nl; auteursrechten.nl 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, cafés and other interactive sessions on a local level.

This was done, among other things, by organizing the National Open Science Festival, organizing (online) meetings such as an Open Science Barcamp and two open calls: one for use cases and one for the open initiative trophies. A network of deans has been set up after organising two Deans sessions, and a network in the field of open science training is in the making following another meeting. Bottom up networks such as the Open Science Communities and the SIOS (Students for Open Science) are supported with practical matters such as producing a promo video and info sheets.

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

You can still reach us via info@accelerateopenscience.nl


What is Open Science?
‘Open Science’ stands for the transition to a new, more open and participatory way of conducting, publishing and evaluating scholarly research. Central to this concept is the goal of increasing cooperation and transparency in all research stages. READ MORE