National Open Science Festival 2022 Programme

09:30 – 10:00 Pre-Festival walk in and Registration

10:00 – 11:55 Pre-Festival Community-led Workshops (comfort break 10:55 – 11:05)

Ludo Waltman, Jeroen Bosman, Bianca Kramer and Jeroen Sondervan

Participants will  be introduced to the Publish Your Reviews initiative, a new community-based initiative developed by one of the workshop organizers together with ASAPbio. Building on new developments, Publish Your Reviews encourages researchers to combine journal peer review with preprint peer review, aiming to increase trust in preprints and to make peer review more efficient.

Alenka Princic, Natalia Grygierczyk, Jan Willem Wijnen, Hans Schilderman

In this interactive workshop participants will be guided through the process of launching/transforming a journal to a diamond open access format, following the quality criteria of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and the diamond open access publishing of books . It also aims to provide a multi-perspective picture of the new network of Dutch University Presses. It will address the business models, communication, services and results of university presses.

Authors, in their role as researcher and teacher, and editors will present their experiences cooperating with these university presses and explain their arguments for publishing via such open-access academic initiatives.

Antonio Schettino and Caspar van Lissa

Preregistration is the practice of publishing the plan for a study before the data have been collected or examined. We will introduce the practice of preregistration and show how to preregister a study on the Open Science Framework (OSF), and we will discuss the topic of researcher degrees of freedom. How can you make sure your preregistration is unambiguous? What to do when reality does not turn out exactly the way you preregistered? Can you preregister analyses of secondary data?

Please note: you will need a laptop, internet connection and an Open Science Framework account. Go here to sign up for your account.


Marta Teperek, Maria Cruz, Melanie Imming, Cath Cotton and Yan Wang

In this session, we’ll explore what the dream research team of the future might look like and discuss what this might mean for how research is supported, managed and rewarded. You will get a chance to plan your dream team for a specific piece of research, and we will discuss how the different teams you create might in practice be built and maintained. We’ll finish off with some thoughts on how to take this kind of thinking forward – either locally with your colleagues, or nationally through the relevant work strands of the National Programme Open Science that work towards enhanced cooperation, synergies, and transdisciplinary collaboration.

Citizen Science methods and approaches are becoming increasingly well recognised as an important means to bring science and society together in closer collaboration. However, for career researchers it is not always clear where to start.

In this workshop two sessions on how to get started with involving society in research are combined: Firstly  Margaret Gold and  Anne Land-Zandstra will present the resource that they developed – the Citizen Science Quality Matrix – which builds on The 10 Principles for Citizen Science of the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA). The Matrix translates these principles into success factors that provide guidance when designing and assessing citizen science projects, with a focus on both scientific and societal quality.

After the break, Ina Koning, Margot Peeters and Gerdien van Eersel wil support you in translating different perspectives into common objectives to motivate and engage stakeholders in the most efficient way for co-creating activities. This will help in bridging the gap between research and practice as well as the development and implementation of more effective and sustainable interventions.


Erik-Jan van Kesteren, Raoul Schram and Thom Volker

There are often barriers in the way of making research data openly available, relating to consent, privacy, or organisational boundaries. In such cases, synthetic data is an excellent solution: the real data is kept secret, but a “fake” version of the data is available.

But how do you generate synthetic data? In this session, we will introduce the field of synthetic data generation and apply several tools to generate synthetic versions of datasets, with various levels of utility and privacy. We will be paying extra attention to practical issues such as missing values, data types, and disclosure control. Participants can either use a provided example dataset or they can bring their own data.

Please note:

– Participants should bring their own laptops.
– Skill requirements for the workshop are that participants have experience with a programming language for scientific use. But participants will be grouped so that even someone with no experience can join & learn too.

Maurice Bouwhuis, Ruben Kok

This workshop focuses on recent developments: where are we when it comes to the fulfillment of the FAIR data guiding principles, and what does the EOSC, the federated and open multi-disciplinary environment where researchers  should be able to publish, find and re-use data, tools and services, have to offer for researchers in the Netherlands? Via use cases and different short presentations we will bring you up to date, and we are curious to hear your perspective on our vision for 2030.

11:40 – 12:00 Walk in and Registration

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch & Marketplace, Plenary

Opening up the Social Sciences through digital data infrastructure ODISSEI

Suze Zijlstra

ODISSEI is the Open Data Infrastructure for Social Sciences and Economic Innovations. It connects researchers with the necessary data, expertise and resources to conduct ground-breaking research and embrace the computational turn in social enquiry. ODISSEI is a strong proponent of Open Science, both through the research it supports as well as through the innovative infrastructure it develops for the social sciences.
At this booth, we will present the Open Science related initiatives that ODISSEI supports and develops, like the ODISSEI Portal that makes datasets more FAIR; the PDI-SSH funded FAIR Expertise Hub, which supports data communities in the social sciences in defining their FAIR implementation strategies; and ODISSEI’s Social Data Science Team (SoDa) that supports researchers overcoming challenges related to data acquisition, analysis, interpretation and communication.

A no-code, collaborative platform for (research) data lifecycle & publishing

Przemek Krawczyk

Findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) research data is among the most important ingredients of open, reproducible and transparent science. The raw data itself is, however, only one element of the data lifecycle, which most often also entails data analysis, visualization, as well as collecting these elements into figures and publications.

FiglinQ is a collaborative, no-code platform that enables execution and publishing of the entire (research) data workflow, starting from raw data and ending with collections of interactive figures that can be used in smart manuscripts. importantly, FiglinQ creates and maintains permanent connections between all data lifecycle stages and components, which this become fully findable, accessible and reusable upon manuscript publication.

FiglinQ is perhaps the first easy-to-use platform that allows publishing the entire data lifecycle, directly answering to the call for enabling open, transparent and reproducible science for researchers of all levels and disciplines.

A bottom-up approach to starting Open Science initiatives in a large research department

Eduarda Centeno, Thecla van Wageningen, Dustin Schetters, Lucas Breedt, Allison McDonald, Mona Zimmermann, Alexander Bijnsdorp, Nadza Dzinalija, Niels Reijner and Julia Jelgerhuis

We are the Open Science (OS) Working Group from the Amsterdam UMC’s Anatomy & Neurosciences (ANW) department.
Created in 2021 by young researchers and educators at ANW, our goal is to create and implement a template to increase awareness and use of OS practices within our and other research departments. We think that implementing OS practices within and outside our department will lead to novel, replicable research while also increasing the visibility of our local research. Currently, our group comprises ten members involved in different aspects of the knowledge production chain – researchers, educators, students, and technicians.

Our group is further divided into two different axes: task-specific and OS-branch-specific. The former is further divided into the Grants Team, which is involved in securing monetary resources; the Communication Team, responsible for raising awareness and communicating OS available resources; and the Workshop team, which organizes OS-specific lectures to all research groups within ANW. The second axis (OS-branches) is divided into Open Data, Open Access, Open Peer Review, Open Methodology, and Open Education. Each subteam is responsible for learning and collecting information about the different aspects of the movement. This information will feed the task-specific projects.

With this structure, we aim to create a well-balanced structure that allows us to integrate and segregate tasks and knowledge efficiently.

Amsterdam Science Park Study Group, a local community of computational life scientists to promote Open Science practices

Joachim Goedhart

The Amsterdam Science Park Study Group is dedicated to building a community of computational scientists in biology and other disciplines to promote open science.

We will present our approach, values, achievements, and activities.

Based on our five years of experience, we think that the way we organized our community helps a more Open Science. During the market place, we would be happy to discuss our experience and offer some advice to anyone that’s interested in setting up a local community.

The Turing Way: Building a collaborative guide to ethical data science

Esther Plomp and Lena Karvovskaya

This presentation introduces The Turing Way, an open source book project ( that involves and supports its diverse community in developing and sharing resources that make data science reproducible, ethical, collaborative and inclusive.

The Turing Way aims to bridge the gap between innovative data research techniques and recommended practices that make them accessible and comprehensible for everyone. The Turing Way is designed to be inclusive and accessible to its international members from diverse backgrounds and expertise. We welcome ideas, case studies, impact stories, educational resources, or any sort of participation that individuals can benefit from or use to advance their knowledge in data research. All contributions, questions, comments, and discussions are made via an online repository: Anyone willing to contribute to the Turing Way can get training and guidance in using GitHub. We have an active Slack channel, you can follow the Turing Way on Twitter ( and sign up for the monthly newsletter ( The Turing Way also organises events that you can engage with (

DANS: Dare to Share (Your Data)

Kim Ferguson, Ricarda Braukmann, Ingrid Korver

DANS-KNAW is the Dutch national centre of expertise and home to one of the largest repositories for research data in Europe. We can help you find and re-use existing data, as well as give advice in making your data FAIR and Open. Got questions about research data management? We’ll help you find the answers.

Meet the Open Science Communities

Loek Brinkman and Anna van ‘t Veer

The Dutch Open Science Communities are vibrant bottom-up communities were researchers get together to learn more about Open Science, which are active at all university cities ( We believe that the transition to Open Science can only take shape when bottom-up communities, like the Dutch OSCs, are involved and engaged. At the marketplace, we want to showcase the communities to stimulate researchers to join their local OSC. By the same token, we want to make the OSCs visible to stakeholders in the Dutch science landscape, to provide input to Open Science policies, services and infrastructure, on behalf of our members.

The Student Initiative for Open Science

Iris Smal and Leonhard Volz

SIOS, the Student Initiative for Open Science is a for-student-by-student led initiative that aims to educate (undergraduate) students on the importance of open and transparent research practices. Open science education is still largely lacking and/or undervalued in undergraduate curricula. We aim to showcase how open science is beneficial to students and also to encourage students to become a part of the open science community. It can be intimidating to attend conferences, lectures, journal clubs, etc. when the target audience is hardly ever students, even if we are more than welcome most of the time. Therefore, we hope to set an example for students and encourage them to get involved in the open science community, to present a safe place for any and all open science questions, and to inspire researchers to consider how they can encourage student involvement as well! Additionally, if there are students that want to create their own SIOS, we have a step-by-step guide on how to do that and are more than willing to support you in this process.

Up our game: Open Science is fun!

Lena Karvovskaya

We observe a large gap between awareness of open science practices and engagement with these practices. There are few opportunities to get initially familiar with open science in a friendly and motivating way. This presentation introduces ‘out of the box’ ways of increasing engagement with open science. We share our experiences with creation of games, in particular digital escape rooms aimed to engage scholars and students with the topic in a fun and playful way.

The Netherlands eScience Center: empowering researchers to develop and use open digital tools

Veronica Pang

Funded by NWO and SURF, the Netherlands eScience Center empowers researchers to use and develop open digital tools. At the OSF marketplace, we would like to showcase our work with three demos.

First, domain- specific project work will be demonstrated with the software developed in one of our projects.

In the second demo we will demonstrate cffinit, a dedicated tool that helps researchers who develop software create a CITATION.cff files from scratch. In this demo, researchers will learn how to use cffinit to generate their own CITATION.cff files and get credit for their work. Within the context of Open Science, software citation is a crucial step in getting research software the acknowledgement it deserves and encouraging researchers to share their software openly.

The third demo will focus on the Research Software Directory, a content management system tailored to software. The RSD can be used by research institutes to showcase the software produced by their organization and monitor its reuse and impact. The tool also facilitates researchers to find and quickly judge the relevance and quality of research software and encourages researchers to make software findable and accessible, ensuring recognition of their work.


Chris Hartgerink

We will present the open access publishing platform ResearchEquals, a scholar-led platform. Here, researchers share their research step by step and connect them over time. This way researchers get to see ongoing work by their peers, and share the work that often remains invisible in a final article. Research steps can vary in format from text (e.g., theory, predictions) to other outputs (e.g., code, data, video, audio, and more). Researchers get an overview of how their journey evolves and how the different steps connect. At the marketplace, we will discuss daily struggles to be more open so that we may co-create ResearchEquals to be of increasing practical use in resolving day to day struggles.

12:50 – 13:45 Festival Opening, Plenary

12.50 – 13.05     Welcome by chairs

The hosts, Rector Jeroen Geurts and Hilde van Wijngaarden (both VU Amsterdam) will welcome you all to this Festival, where we will focus on: MEET peers, SHARE experiences, INSPIRE each other and CARE for science and society.

13.05 – 13.15      Open Science inspiration

Short intro to the current state of Open Science in The Netherlands in practice. Conversation with the audience, led by short video messages from researchers.

13.15 – 13.35      Towards Open Science in 2030

Short intro with guests about the need to work together on Open Science in the Netherlands. In order to change from the current situation to the vision for 2030 that was written in the context of the National Programme Open Science, cooperation is needed.

13.35 – 13:40     The Festival

Chairs wrap up the plenary opening by introducing the Community Led Sessions.

13:45 – 14:30 Open Science in Practice round 1 (in parallel with Policy track)

Maria Cruz, Maaike de Jonge and Carlos Martinez-Ortiz

In this session, we will present the recently developed national guidelines for software management plans and how they are relevant to the workshop participants. Through interactive hands-on activities, we will guide you through the use of the guidelines to benefit your research.

Jelle Teijema

This session will be on the workings of the Open Data Systematic review Simulation platform (ODSS). ODSS is an open-source platform using FAIR data datasets to run simulations measuring the performance of classification models, feature extractors, datasets, and any other part of the active learning pipeline. The platform simulates the performance of every available model against every available dataset. This way, it allows for cross-comparison of a model against many different datasets simultaneously.

Alexandra Sarafoglou and Suzanne Hoogeveen

In psychology, neuroscience, economics, epidemiology, and physics, researchers are beginning to appreciate the benefits of multi-analyst projects. Multi-analyst projects are research projects in which multiple independent analysis teams answer the same research questions using the same data. In this session, we will introduce the principle of multi-analyst projects, share our own experience of organizing such projects, and provide tips and tricks on how to analyze the results and conclusions of the different analysis teams.

Please note: participants need to bring their laptops.

Rinze Benedictus and Annemijn Algra

We are going to look at stimulating Open Sciences practices by rooting them in new forms of research evaluation. Open Science and  Recognition & Rewards are interdependent. Two short inspirational pitches will describe new forms of research evaluation geared towards Open Science in UMC Utrecht. Participants are asked to describe how they are evaluated and how that relates to (or not) Open Science, and challenged to devise news forms of research evaluation supporting Open Science for their context.

Iris Smal, Esna Mualla Gunay and Leonhard Volz

In this session, we want to brainstorm on how we can improve the awareness and promotion of open science to students in the long run with educators, students, program coordinators, and any other interested parties. Additionally, pinpointing aspects of open science that are universally important to students across disciplines, but also discussing how open science differs between disciplines, could be very insightful when deciding how best to bring students and open science together.

Esther Plomp, Frédérique Belliard, Junzi Sun, Esther Maassen and Angelica Maineri

This session aims to exchange experiences on increasing standardisation in one’s research field. These experiences and recommendations will be translated to a short guide/checklist for anyone that wants to start standardisation discussions within their research community. Questions/steps to provide information on could be ‘how do we engage all the stakeholders?’ and ‘What would be the best way to structure/start these types of discussions?’ or ‘Is it possible to obtain funding for this?’

14:45 – 15:30 Open Science in Practice round 2 (in parallel with Policy track)

Mateusz Kuzak, Maaike de Jong, Meron Vermaas, Paula Martinez Lavanchy and Stephanie van de Sandt

Programming Skills for Research NL (established in late 2021) is a community that facilitates collaboration on training initiatives in programming skills, research software, applied data science, computational skills and open source.

In this workshop we will introduce the Network, give examples of ongoing collaborations, and collect feedback on the gaps in programming skills training and on the needs of training organizers in setting up training programmes.

Coen van Galen

One of the most difficult parts of Citizen Science projects is reaching and keeping volunteers. How do you motivate people to participate? But also: how do you bind participants to a project and how do you encourage people to stay involved over a longer period of time.
Since 2017, the Historical Database Suriname and Curacao has been working with hundreds of volunteers on the transcription of the slave registers and civil status records of Suriname and Curacao from the period 1830-1950. As part of this project, research was done on volunteer behavior and the management of volunteers and communication during a crowdsourcing project. Coordinator Coen van Galen will tell you how this project succeeded in reaching and retaining participants and will give you practical tips and solutions to organise a project yourself.

Caspar Van Lissa and Barbara Vreede

There is much top-down support for open science. Individual scholars too are often motivated to adopt best practices for open science. And yet, many wonder: how can I get started doing open science in my day-to-day work? This workshop is designed to ease that transition by presenting a simple workflow that meets most requirements of open science according to best practices: The Workflow for Open Reproducible Code in Science (WORCS). The workflow constitutes a step-by-step procedure that researchers can follow to make a research project open and reproducible.

Angelica Maineri and Ricarda Braukmann

In this session, we will show the first version of the ODISSEI Portal to the Open Science community to gather feedback on the interface and search functionality, in order to enhance the user experience. After a short introduction to ODISSEI and the ODISSEI Portal, participants will be given time to explore the Portal and search for datasets themselves. The remainder of the session is devoted to discuss the participants’ impressions and suggestions for future improvements of the interface and Portal functionalities.

Please note: participants should bring their own laptop if they wish to use the Portal for which an internet browser and connection are needed.

Serkan Girgin, Manuel Garcia Alvarez, Jose Urra Llanusa and Kees den Heijer

In the session, we will present and demonstrate JupiterFAIR with hands-on exercises, and engage the audience in a discussion about how using such a tool can advance Open Science practices by lowering barriers, such as reducing manual steps necessary to archive research outputs to research data repositories. The sessions will also serve as a call for promoting research data sharing via JupyterFAIR and for joining the efforts to further develop and improve the tool in a collaborative manner.

Daan van Vugt, Carlos Teijeiro, Celia van Gelder and Margriet Miedema

This session marks the launch of a pilot environment for a national training and events calendar, an Index for training and events on Open Science, RDM, Research Software, RDM Infrastructure. The Index Is by and for the community. It will be populated by all Dutch stakeholders and will boost the visibility and findability of events and training courses.

13:45 – 15:30 Open Science in Policy: lets organise Open Science Together (in parallel with Practice track)

This session will shed light on institutional and national policies that give shape to Open Science in the Netherlands. Current developments, challenges and opportunities will be discussed, with a variety of guests from all over the Netherlands.

13:45 – 14.05      Introduction to Open Science in Policy

What has been done since OSF2021 to accelerate Open Science in the Netherlands?

14.05 -14.40       Policy examples that have, or can,  accelerate Open Science

Guests from different institutions will present examples  of policy that worked to stimulate openness,  or examples of where policy is needed.

14.40-15.20         Reflections on Requirements for Open Science

Interactive discussion with different experts on Community Engagement, Recognition & Rewards, Open Infrastructures and Support and Training. Central question: How can policy enable these requirements for Open Science?

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00 Closing Session, Together towards Open Science, Plenary

In this Closing Session, that Minister of Education, Culture and Science Robbert Dijkgraaf intends to attend, we will share and discuss experiences and future steps in an interactive conversation. Moreover, minister Dijkgraaf  will hand over this years Open Science Awards to five inspiring Use Cases with a focus on societal engagement.

17:00 – 18:00 Mingle & Meet

We will close this day in a long mingle and meet session, where you can meet up with new people and catch up with old acquaintances in a relaxed atmosphere.