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. 

However, 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.

For Whom?

The Open Science Festival especially invites active researchers to attend and to send in proposals for sessions.

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.

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Calls for Proposals are open 

We are looking for proposals for sessions from you!

Go to the Call for Sessions

Go to the Call for the Open Science Awards

Go to the Call for the Marketplace

Important Dates

Open Call submission deadlines:
10 March 2020

Notification of acceptance or rejection:
31 March 2020

Registration open:
2 April 2020

Open Science Festival:
27 August 2020

When & Where

August 27th,

Wageningen University & Research


Programme - Draft

Day 1
27 Aug 2020
09:00 - 10:00

Registration with coffee and tea

This festival is organized in the context of the National Programme Open Science.

The following organisations have made this festival possible:

For any questions regarding the Open Science Festival, please contact us via