About this site

Everyone should be able to read and reuse the results of publicly funded academic research online: this is the ideal pursued by the open access movement. All institutions of higher education in the Netherlands plus the Dutch government are working towards this goal. This site provides the national and international research community with objective information about recent developments that are helping to bring this goal closer in the Netherlands. The information is supplemented by news from abroad that is of interest to the Netherlands. The site also offers practical advice to researchers wishing to publish in open access.


The website’s content and quality is safeguarded by an editorial statute, drawn up by the editorial team and the UKB open access working group and endorsed by the Editorial Council in December 2014.

Editorial Council

The Editorial Council is made up of:

  • 1 representative on behalf of UKB (consortium of Dutch university libraries and the National Library of the Netherlands)

  • 1 representative on behalf of VSNU (association of the 14 Dutch universities)

  • 1 representative on behalf of NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)

  • 1 representative on behalf of SURF (IT higher education and research partnership)

  • 2 representatives from the academic community

Editorial team

The editorial team is responsible for gathering news, writing and publishing news items, maintaining and updating the website and disseminating information via social media. They are supported by a network of contact persons within the institutions.

The team is made up of:

  • Beatriz Lourenço Barrocas Neves Ferreira, Tilburg University (until 1 May 2026)

  • Kristina Korshunova, Eindhoven University of Technology (until 1 October 2024)

  • Andrea Tarchi, Erasmus University Rotterdam (until 1 March 2026)
  • Hanna de Vries,  Utrecht University (until 1 March 2026)
  • Gonny Kremers, Liaison UKBsis

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