Call for OSCAWARDS 2024


Nominate a project for the Open Science Community Amsterdam Awards 2024! You can nominate yourself and others. Submit your project before May 16 at:

The OSCAWARDS celebrate the many ways of contributing to open science and transparent research culture. Researchers, educators, support staff and students are invited to submit case studies describing their completed or ongoing projects, contributions by teams are particularly encouraged. Submission deadline: May 16.

The Open Science Community Amsterdam (OSCA) is part of OSC-NL a network of coordinators of Dutch open science communities, aiming to promote collaborations between communities and open science principles and methodologies. Through the OSCAWARDS, open science in Amsterdam is highlighted. All groups and projects with open science related aspects or challenges can be nominated for the awards. The Open Science Community Amsterdam (OSCA) receives financial support from VU Amsterdam, HvA and UvA.


Submit your project here:

Target group

All support staff, researchers, educators, and students based in Amsterdam are welcome to submit Open Science projects or nominate someone else’s for the OSCAwards 2024.

What can be applied for

Eight prizes of €400,- in four different categories of Open Science for support staff, researchers, and educators, and two prizes of €400,- for student submissions.


  1. Open Access / Open Data / Open Materials / Open Software
  2. Transparency / Metascience / Preregistration / Reproducibility
  3. Citizen Science / Societal Impact / Community Engagement
  4. Open Educational Resources / Open Educational Practices


Celebrate the many ways of contributing to open science and transparent research culture.

Eligibility / evaluation criteria

The jury will judge entries based on their adherence to the following criteria*:

  • The project’s fit within the specified category
  • The quality of the application
  • The alignment of the project with open science values
  • The project’s potential and implementation of knowledge exchange

See this pdf of the evaluation form:

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: May 16, 16:00 CET
  • Award ceremony: June 10, SPUI25 Amsterdam


* Please note, it is required to include references to the work you describe in your project, for instance, the URL to the open educational materials, free software package, the preregistration/other scientific output etc. Even if you submit work in progres, there should be links to open materials for verification

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