Open Science Festival

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 online setting.

OPEN SCIENCE FESTIVAL ONLINE: February 11th, 2021, 12:45 – 17:30

The Festival will include an interactive hybrid panel session,  lots of community led sessions, pre-festival workshops in the morning, an online marketplace and virtual social drinks.

For the full programme, see here.
To register: see here.

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

Open Science Barcamp

January 14th 2021 10:00 -16:00 + 16:00 – 17:00  #OSmeetupNL drinks.
Organised in cooperation with the Dutch Open Science Communities.
It will be the first Open Science Barcamp in the Netherlands. This event is based on the successful format of Open Science Barcamp Berlin.
Registration is open here.

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!

Meet | Share | Inspire | Care

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.

Open Science

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. read more

For Whom?

For whom?

The Open Science Festival especially invites active researchers to attend.

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 the NPOS project ACCELERATE OPEN SCIENCE Fostering initiatives that promote Open Science in the Netherlands.


The following organisations have made this festival possible:

You can find the NPOS privacy statement here.