National Open Science Festival

Save the Date! 

When: August 27th 2020

Where: Campus Wageningen University & Research

What: National Open Science Festival #OSF2020NL

Open Call submission deadlines: 10 March 2020

Notification of acceptance or rejection: 31 March 2020

Registration opens: 2 April 2020

Meet | Share | Inspire | Care

The National Open Science Festival provides researchers the opportunity to learn about the benefits of different Open Science practices. It is a place to meet peers that are already working openly or that are interested to start doing so.  Key to this day is sharing knowledge and best practices. 

Call for Sessions  and the Open Science Awards open on Feb 1st

In organizing the National Open Science Festival, the program committee welcomes input from researchers in developing the programme for the day.  The call for Sessions opens on Feb 1st.  The programme committee particularly invites proposals for sessions intended to be interactive and proposals that stem from local initiatives.  If you want to simply present an initiative you are asked to apply for the call for the Lunch Marketplace.

The Open Science Awards will recognise and reward researchers or research students who have used open science to make their research more accessible, transparent or reproducible. The call is open to all researchers and PhD students from Dutch universities and research institutes. Submission is by means of a case study describing their experience with open science. the top five use cases will each receive a prize of €250,-. The winners are expected to give a presentation/demonstration of up to 10 minutes about their use case at the Open Science Festival in Wageningen on August 27th. 

SAVE THE DATE! May 29th: The first Open Science Barcamp in the Netherlands

On the 29th of May the Dutch Open Science Communities, together with the ACOS team, will organise an Open Science Barcamp at the SURF offices in Utrecht.

So, what is a Barcamp?

A Barcamp is an all-day-long event with no predetermined program – the topics of all sessions are determined on the spot. The venue consists of one big plenary room and several smaller break-out rooms. During the plenary sessions, anyone can grab the mic and propose a topic for a break-out session. Next, you can join any of those break-out sessions and get to work!

Break-out sessions can have any format: discussion groups (e.g. ‘the perfect publishing system’), knowledge sessions sessions (e.g. ‘how to make your data FAIR’), practical sessions like hack-a-tons (e.g. ‘Let’s make a new tool on the spot!’) or any other format that you can conceive of. Anything goes as long as you stay within the strict time limit of 40 minutes per session.

The break-out sessions are interleaved with plenary sessions where we will update each other on what was going on during the breaks out sessions and propose new break out sessions. This continues until 17.00, when it is time for drinks and pizza!

Lot’s of meeting new people! Lot’s of inspiration! Lot’s of energy!

Registration will soon (on this website).

Save the date: 29th of May (10.00 – 20.00) @ SURF Utrecht (at Utrecht Central Station: Kantoren Hoog Overborch, Moreelsepark 48).

NB: the Open Science Barcamp Utrecht is a based on the very successful Open Science Barcamp Berlin format.