Info Sheets

Today we had a productive team meeting which was mainly dedicated to discuss the set up of a series of info sheets.

There is a need for easy accessible and short info about a few ‘hot topics’.  Therefore these info sheets can be helpful to inform people in different institutions. We want to compile the info sheets based on information that is partially already out there, partially missing, or in need of an update.

For the structure we really like to follow the structure of this new site: which uses a very crisp and clear ‘5 points about… ‘ structure together with a ‘Why this is important’ and a ‘Help me ‘ section. The idea is to translate this set up into info sheets with links that can be updated and adjusted to the local situation (eg add specific points of contact for help on certain topics).

As a starting point we would like to work on the following topics based on our first round of talks with different initiatives:

  • Plan S;
  • FAIR data/RDM;
  • DORA;
  • Open/ FAIR software ( from the user only perspective)
  • Open Access

We will contact people to help us with this: what is the right angle based on info which is already available? We will also organise some dedicated sprints early next year. If you also want to be involved please let us know!

Get involved!

These last few weeks we have been busy talking to different initiatives that foster Open Science in the Netherlands. This in order to get a good understanding of how we can help them, and how we can link different activities. Next to that, we have reached out to those that already have told us they would like to get involved in this project.

Maybe you would like to as well! Do you want to organise a sprint, or share good practices or some interesting tools? Can we add you to our speakers list?  Do you have suggestions for our list of inspiring initiatives?

You can also let us know what can we invite you for, such as our sprint sessions or the national Open Science day on the 14th of May in Wageningen. Please get in touch via info [ad]

 We also offer the following different possibilities to stay in contact with us:

  • Follow the hashtag #accelerateopenscience on twitter
  • Frequently check the ‘News and Updates’ section on this website or, even better, subscribe to (email)updates of this section by entering your email address at the bottom of our website (GET UPDATES VIA EMAIL)
  • Subscribe to this os mailing list

 We hope to hear from you!

We are live!

Our project started September 1st 2019. At the moment (October 2019) we are talking to the different initiatives focusing on promoting Open Science that already exist in the Netherlands. Since our initial project duration will only be one year, we decided to set up this project website as one of our first actions. We will add info on a continuous basis. so watch this space!

If you would like to collaborate on specific topics, or if you have ideas on what to work on, you can reach us via or you can leave comments under the different segments on the site. Another way to point us to certain examples or ideas is to use the hashtag #accelerateopenscience on twitter.