Plan and Platform

For all knowledge institutes the norm per 2020 will be open access publishing ('open' when possible, 'closed' when necessary) and optimal reuse of reserach data. 


Alignment between the many and various initiatives needs a strong impuls: at the request of the ministry the National Plan Open Science was formulated (recently changed to National Programme Open Science)​. This plan highlights ambitions and names all parties willing to take action. 

The LCRDM​, originated at the request of the VSNU, has its focus on data management and takes actively part in those NPOS-coalitions where this subject is of importance.

Ambitions and coalitions

All parties involved in the NPOS formulated their ambitions for the period of 2017-2020 and categorized these into five themes:

· '100% open access publishing'

· 'Make research data optimally suited for reuse'

· 'Recognizing and assessing researchers'

· 'Encouraging and supporting open science​'

'Encouraging and supporting open science'

LCRDM was an active member of the coalition 'Create a broad-based portal for support and information​'.

'Make research data optimally suited for reuse'

The LCRDM had a supporting role at the coalitions 'A consistent system for the FAIR use of research data​' and 'Store and offer research data sustainably with regard to access​'.

The coalition 'The technology is available for the sustainable storage of research data in terms of reuse​​' made use of the results from the LCRDM.

Update NPOS_22-11-2017.pptx by Margreet Bloemers (NPOS ambitie Data) presented at the LCRDM Working group Research Support & Advice' 22 november2017.

​'Recognizing and assessing researchers​​'

The coalition 'Research how open science can earn its place in the evaluation of researchers and research proposals​' made use of the contribution​ by the LCRDM.​

An example:

The tasks set by the theme group 'Make research data optimally suited for reuse' include designing working methods, drawing up guidelines and developing instruments for reusable research data.

To this end, the theme group will identify and prioritize issues and needs. It will of course be ensured that the final methods etc. meet the needs and situations in practice and are based on consensus among experts about the quality of the tools.

Subsequently (or at the same time) it must be ensured that the directors of the academic institutions support the NPOS ambitions and implement the working methods and guidelines. After all, they gave their signatures to the National Plan. This concerns administration, policy, financing, implementation etc.


Open Boogie & NPOS

Spring 2016 the famous jazz-musician Michiel Borstlap composed, at request, his

Open Boogie. Leitmotiv for open science.

The composition was made on the occasion of the conference Desiging & Shaping Open Science (←​ all presentations)​, organised by LCRDM, RUG and Erasmus, in the slip stream of the Dutch EU presidency. One of the main points of attention of the presidency was 'open science'.  The conference ended with the Amsterdam Call for Action. This call led to the National Plan Open Science. A video report of the Designing & Shaping Open Science conference can be viewed at YouTube (in six parts). ​​​



National Programme Open Science

Open Science communities NL​

rdnl-link​: open data​

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