International Open Access Week 2020 - Open Science activities in the Netherlands

The international open access week will take place from 19 - 25 October this year, with the theme "Open with purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion".

Various institutions in the Netherlands are also organizing a number of open science activities this year, organized in or around this week, to draw attention to open science.

Registration of activities is possible by sending an e-mail to the editors.

19-25 October 2020

Open Science Community Tilburg

Meet our Open Science champions!

During the Open Access Week (19-25 October), every day an Open Science Champion will be nominated by LIS Research Support.

Normally, LIS Research Support and the Open Science Community would have organized various events on open science and open access during the Open Access Week, but the current Covid-19 situation makes this impossible. Nonetheless we decided that it is now even more important to create awareness for open science and to acknowledge all the good work done by various TiU researchers in this respect. Open and accessible science, publishing and education is even more a necessity these days when universities and libraries are closed or almost unreachable for many. Therefore the most active and creative open science frontrunners of 2020 will be put in the limelight and will be rewarded with the title Open Science Champion 2020.

If you want to get to know our Open Science Champions, keep an eye on the Twitter account of the Open Science Community Tilburg, @OpenTilburg


19-23 October 2020

Data Archiving and Networked Services - DANS

Every day DANS will send a tweet about her open science services and projects:

22 October 2020

ORCID, SURF, DANS and FREYA organise a PIDs quiz during the Open Access Week. Following this year's theme, the quiz focuses on governance and community participation in PID infrastructures. You can register for the online quiz on October 22 (16:00 CEST) via this link.


University of Groningen: Celebrating openness
Time: 13:00 - 17:00h

Where: online []


Why is transparency important for the research process? What are the advantages and challenges of opening up research? How are researchers at the University of Groningen (UG) doing this in practical terms? Can a modified lottery be a just method to assign research funding or prizes?

Join this online event to celebrate the many ways in which academics make their research more accessible, transparent or reproducible.


The event will feature keynote speeches by Prof. Simine Vazire (University of Melbourne) and Dr. Ineke Wessel (UG), lighting talks about inspiring open research case studies from UG researchers, and a panel discussion with researchers and funders about the use of modified lotteries in research funding. 


The event is connected to the first edition of the Open Research Award

Please see the website for more information and registration.


Tuesday 10 November, 15 - 16h

Radboud University Library

Webinar Open Access

Does your funder require you to publish your research open access? Do you want your articles to be accessible to anyone in the world? But do you get lost in all the rules, regulations, jargon and high fees? Open access officer Jeroen Bos will walk you through publishing OA step-by-step. 

Please see for registration:


Thursday 12 November, 15 - 16h

Radboud University Library

Webinar Publishing under Plan S

Plan S is an initiative to accelerate the transition to open access publishing. The guidelines of this initiative will be implemented by major funders (i.e. NWO) from 2021. In this webinar, Open Science Manager Dirk van Gorp and Open Access Officer Jeroen Bos will explain the latest features of Plan S and what this means for researchers.

Please see for registration:


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