The current rise in COVID-19 infections in the Netherlands has led to the decision that the rescheduled National Open Science Festival will take place in an onlinesetting. The programme will include hybrid interactive panels,  lots of breakout sessions, an online marketplace and virtual social drinks.


The revised programme will be announced on October 15th.

Registration will open on November 1st.

Additionally, the following sessions will be organised  in our online series in the months leading up to the Festival:

October 29th 15:00 – 16:30  + afterwards #OSmeetupNL drinks

Co-creation of G2OS: Your Gateway to Open Science Training

Presented by Loek Brinkman (UMCU Utrecht) & Sander Bosch (VU Amsterdam)

G2OS is a collaborative effort of multiple universities joining forces (VU, UU and TUDelft). In 2021, G2OS will be launched: a series of free online skills and knowledge sessions to help researchers get started with Open Science. The G2OS team is looking for contributors and input to further shape G2OS. In the interactive session on October 29th, the G2OS training will be introduced and participants can take part in shaping the program.

Registration is open here

 November 26th  15:00 – 16:15 +afterwards #OSmeetupNL drinks

The importance of data pre-processing

Presented by Maximilian Primbs (Radboud University) & Leonhard Volz (University of Amsterdam)

This session will explore how data pre-processing influences the outcome of a statistical test. After a short introduction, the focus will lie on hands-on exploration of data via a custom-made easy to use Shiny App. Participants get a sense of the impact these pre-processing choices have on the effect of analyses and may even win a small prize for an outstanding analysis. The experience will be contextualised via the results of a related study and the implications for reporting methods and results will be discussed.

Registration is open here

January 14th  2021 10:00 -16:00 + afterwards #OSmeetupNL drinks

Open Science Barcamp

In cooperation with the Open Science Communities: Anita Eerland (UU) Zsuzsika Sjoerds, Anna van ‘t Veer (Leiden University) c.s.

It will be the first Open Science Barcamp in the Netherlands. This event is based on the successful format of Open Science Barcamp Berlin.

What is a Barcamp?

A Barcamp is a one day event with no predetermined program – the topics of all sessions are determined on the spot. Our online venue (Gather.Town) consists of an interactive 2D environment with virtual avatars, one big plenary room, several smaller break-out rooms, and space to hang out and socially interact with others. 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!

A recap of earlier sessions can be found here.

Meet | Share | Inspire | Care

The National Open Science Festival provides researchers the opportunity to learn about the benefits of various 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. Lots of different sessions will be hosted by various peers from all over the Netherlands. You don’t need to have extensive knowledge of Open Science to attend; there will also be sessions for those who simply want to know more about the different aspects of Open Science, its drivers and its barriers.

This festival is organized in the context of the National Programme Open Science. Originally, the Festival was supposed to be hosted by Wageningen University and Research on August 27th, 2020. The Organisational Committee is led by this project team. 


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