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Open Science Festival 2018: 'How to make your research open?'

On 18 October 2018, the Open Science Festival 2018 will take place at the VU University Amsterdam from 13:00 to...

NWO joins international coalition to accelerate the transition to open access

Today, an international group of research councils called ‘cOAlition S’ and including the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, announced a...

European project OpenAIRE 2020 ended June 2018

The European OpenAIRE 2020 project, that started on 1 January 2015, ended on 30 June 2018. The aim of this...

The national portal NARCIS provides access to 630,000 open access publications

More than 630,000 scientific open access publications are now accessible through the scholarly portal NARCIS, including more than 250,000 journal...

EOSC Stakeholder Open Consultation

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is the European program that builds a virtual environment for all researchers to store,...

Two publisher deals made public

From the VSNU press release : Earlier this year the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) reached an agreement...

Open access deal with Wolters Kluwer

VSNU has reached an agreement with publisher Wolters Kluwer. Within the license open access publishing is also made possible. Wolters...

Who will win the Dutch Data Prize 2018?

This year, for the fifth time, the Dutch Data Prize will be awarded for a scientist or research group that...

Survey on open access books

In the autumn of 2017 an important landscape study on open access for books was published by the Knowledge Exchange...

Workshop 'Monitoring open access' on 23 May 2018

On Wednesday 23 May 2018, 14 - 17h, DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services) organises the workshop 'Monitoring open access'...

OpenUp Conference on 5 and 6 September in Brussels

On 5 and 6 September 2018, a conference of the European project OpenUP will take place at the Academy Palace...

Open access agreement with Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) and the Dutch universities have agreed on a new big deal , which also includes open...

No deal with RSC

The negotiations between the Dutch universities (VSNU) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) on online access to their journals,...

New agreement with Springer

VSNU and Springer have an agreement on a new deal on open access publishing by corresponding authors of Dutch universities...

Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) launches 2018-2020 Roadmap to Open Access

100% open access publications by 2020. That ambition is stated by the National Plan Open Science . On Wednesday 9th...

Utrecht University and Tilburg University published their open science programmes

Two Dutch universities have published their open science programmes. Utrecht University has sent its new Open Science Programme 2018-2020 to...

Alternative ways to access journal articles

VSNU and a number of publishers are negotiating open access, as part of the e-journal package subscription deals. Should this...

Karel Luyben appointed National Coordinator for Open Science

Today, the steering group of the National Platform Open Science appointed former Delft University of Technology Rector Karel Luyben as...

EOSC projects EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE-Advance started in January 2018

In January 2018 two new EOSC projects started, EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE-Advance . The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) project aims...

DANS event: Open day on Open Science

On March 21 2018 DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services) organizes, together with the Young Academy of the KNAW, Promovendi...

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