Key dates

  • Open Science Festival:
    1 September 2022


On 1 September 2022, the second edition of the Netherlands National Open Science Festival took place at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam.

Around 300 participants attended the plenary sessions led by rector of the VU Jeroen Geurts and Hilde van Wijngaarden, VU library director, with over 400 more joining via the live stream.

Next to that, attendees learned and connected in 18 community led workshops and sessions in a spirited vibe, bringing the motto of the Festival into practice:


Minister Robbert Dijkgraaf of Education, Culture and Science visited the Festival to join the conversation about different aspects of Open Science, and to hand over five Open Science Awards to five inspiring Use Cases with a focus on societal engagement.

For a short overview of the Festival, see this blog post

For a collection of photos of the Festival: see this folder where you can find the media player under the three dots. If reusing photos, please mention the photographer: Pim Rusch

The plenary sessions and «Open Science in Policy» were live streamed:

NB: All other workshops and sessions were held in-person only given their interactive nature and weren’t registered via live streams.

Continue the conversation with Open Science peers in the Netherlands

The #OSF2022NL was an opportunity to learn more about Open Science practices in research and current policy in the Netherlands.

For those of you who wish to have a look at the harvest of this edition: a collection of CC BY related materials can be found in the #OSF2022NL collection on Zenodo, together with the Collection of Use Cases . Last years Collection is found under #OSF2021NL .


Programme Open Science Festival 2022

There were two parallel tracks:

Open Science in Practice consist of community-led, interactive workshops and sessions that focus on what Open Science means in the everyday work of researchers in the Netherlands.

The track Open Science in Policy sheds light on institutional, national and international policies that shape Open Science in the Netherlands. Current developments, challenges and opportunities were discussed, including the updated Netherlands National Open Science Programme.

Open Science

Open Science

Open Science or Open Scholarship 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. This is achieved, among other ways, by sharing research data, publications, software, tools and results as early and open as possible. Read more


The following organisations have made this festival possible:


For any questions regarding the Open Science Festival, please contact us via osf@opensciencefestival.nl.

You can find the NPOS privacy statement here.

For the Open Science Festival, we follow the Code of Conduct of the INOSC, the
International Network of Open Science Communities which you can find here.