Key dates

  • Submit use case Open Science Award by:
    3 June 2022
  • Full programme & registration for sessions:
    8 June 2022
  • Open Science Festival:
    1 September 2022

    Time to go:


Submit your Open Science Award use case!

The 2022 Open Science Awards focus on societal engagement. Do you have an example of how you have engaged with society and/or societal partners as part of your research process(es) that you want to share to inspire others? The top five use cases will each receive a prize of €250, and an award that will be handed over at the Open Science Festival in Amsterdam on 1 September 2022. Closing date: 3 June 2022. Go here for more info.

Register here

On 1 September 2022, the second edition of the Netherlands National Open Science Festival will take place at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Registration is free of charge.

Registration is only required for sessions and workshops, which will be held exclusively in-person. To watch the live-streams of plenary sessions, you don’t need to register.

Secure your seat at #OSF2022NL at the Vrije Universiteit now:

Join us to learn more about Open Science practices in research and current policy in the Netherlands. Plus, you’ll get to meet researchers in the Netherlands who already work openly or want to get started.

Continue the conversation with Open Science peers in the Netherlands
In last year’s online edition we welcomed over 600 unique visitors; people learned and connected in workshops and plenary sessions in a spirited vibe. We’re excited to receive you in-person in September and can’t wait to continue the conversation with you in this interactive, community-sourced event.

Please note: sessions and workshops will be held in-person only; we intend to livestream several plenary sessions.

For those of you who wish to have a look at the harvest of the first edition: a collection of CC BY #OSF2021NL related materials can be found on Zenodo.


Programme Open Science Festival 2022

There will be two parallel tracks:

Open Science in Practice will consist of community-led, interactive workshops and sessions that focus on what Open Science means in the everyday work of researchers in the Netherlands.

The track Open Science in Policy will shed light on institutional, national and international policies that give shape to Open Science in the Netherlands. Current developments, challenges and opportunities will be discussed, including the updated Netherlands National Open Science Programme.

Open Science

Open Science

Open Science or Open Scholarship 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. This is achieved, among other ways, by sharing research data, publications, software, tools and results as early and open as possible. Read more


The following organisations have made this festival possible:


For any questions regarding the Open Science Festival, please contact us via osf@opensciencefestival.nl.

You can find the NPOS privacy statement here.

For the Open Science Festival, we follow the Code of Conduct of the INOSC, the
International Network of Open Science Communities which you can find here.