The current COVID-19 situation has led us to the decision that #OSF2020NL will not take place on 27 August 2020. We are currently in the process of rescheduling the Open Science Festival to  February 11th, 2021. Please note that when we are closer to February 11th , we will have to assess where we will have to adapt the original programme in order to stay in line with official safety guidelines. We will keep you updated.

Moreover, in order to keep in touch with all  interested in Open Science developments in the Netherlands, we will additionally organise five online sessions in the months leading up to the Festival. 

In the first online session we focussed on the winners of the Open Science Use Case Awards. A second online session is a networking session for Deans, on August 27th. Other sessions, which will be organised in the fall, will be announced soon.  

More info about the winners of the Use Case Awards can be found here.

The publication A Collection of  Open Science Use Cases can be found here on Zenodo.


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 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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For Whom?

The Open Science Festival especially invites active researchers to attend. 


Wageningen University & Research

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

The following organisations have made this festival possible:

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