Open Science Communities in the Netherlands

Welcome to OSC-NL!

OSC-NL is a thriving and growing bottom up, community-led, social infrastructure of local hubs in all university cities in the Netherlands, bringing together over 2000 members of the academic community.  Started by local researchers in Utrecht, it is now a place where researchers and scholars, educators, support staff, students, and citizens are welcome to learn from each other how to put Open Science to practice

Over the years, local OSCs have organised a plethora of events and activities to make Open Science practises more visible and accessible at their institutions, ranging from workshops, symposia, barcamps, blogs, awards and newsletters to social media campaigns.

Moreover, OSC-NL provides input to policy and services on behalf of their community members on the local and national level, shaping the transition to Open Science according to the wishes and needs as experienced by the academic community. 

By the same token, OSC-NL is the Dutch national chapter of the International Network of Open Science Communities (INOSC).

Want to know more about OSCs? Check out our video or go to the website of the local OSC of your choice via the menu.