About Open science

Thanks to information and communication technology and globalisation there are now new opportunities to exchange results of scientific research- publications and research data - and even scientific methods and practices.

Open science has to do with all researchers and increasing the quality of their work. The scientific community is aware of the opportunities and that is why this National Plan Open Science sets out what the parties involved[1] are already doing now and what they plan to do to grasp these opportunities and at the same time make science even more accessible to others. The transition towards an open science system requires ambition, investments in people and resources, and alertness to risks, because they too exist.

Many national initiatives have already been launched. A major boost is required if these initiatives are to be coordinated and the great ambition realised. That is why this plan lists the ambitions and provides details of the parties intending to take action, as well as the timeframes within which they believe they can realise their objectives.

Video National Plan Open Science


[1] DANS, The Young Academy, DTL, GO FAIR, KB, KNAW, LCRDM, Netherlands eScience Center, NFU, NWO, PNN, SURF, 4TU.Centre for Research Data, UKB, VH, VSNU, ZonMw,  at the time of publication.


Latest modifications 13 Oct 2017