Recognition & Rewards in the Open Era

The TU Delft Recognition & Rewards programme as a stand-alone programme will end in December 2022. The activities will continue in the Talent & Development team of HR as well as in the Teaching Academy. For Recognition in the Open Era, Evan van de Leur will be the contact. He’ll work on the ‘open’ theme within the team development together with Meike Blokland under Selma de Ridder as their lead. The Steering Committee of the R&R Programme will stay in place and will be enlarged with a representative from the Open Science Programme/ Community. A bigger R&R event will be organised by team development in March 2023. Project leads from the OSP will be asked as guest speakers. A transition document will be hand over in December 2022, so the work continues, and the dialogue can be even enlarged.

Contact person

Evan van de Leur

Fruitful collaboration with third parties

This cross-cutting theme focuses on guidelines, policies and regulations that help to deal with any issues or opportunities that arise in (developing) collaborations with third parties, with regard to the outputs delivered by the projects in the Open Science programme. Collaborate (with eg: the Integrity Office and IIC) to explore the kinds of practical dilemmas arising between “as open as possible” and “as closed as necessary” with respect to (international) partnerships. To contribute to the Knowledge Safety and (International) Partnerships initiative (ToR in progress).

Project Lead

Skills for Open Science

The Open Science Programme will support the development of cross-disciplinary skills so that researchers, teachers, students and support staff will be able to apply the open science principles more extensively in their daily practices. The cross-cutting skills theme will unify the educational work that is an integral part of Open Science projects by creating an overview of the skills needed, connecting existing training modules (and training still in development), and coordinating the further development of courses. The cross-cutting skills theme has three main goals for 2023:

  • identify skills relevant to all open science fields within the OSP
  • map existing training opportunities and identify skill gaps
  • launch a Data Literacy Project, an initiative which will develop data literacy skill supports for bachelor’s and master’s students across faculties

Project Lead, Data Literacy Project

Paige Folsom

Ethics and Integrity in open Science

In addition to the cross-cutting themes, an exploration of the this topic started in 2022. Deliverables/objectives in 2023 are:

Openness and knowledge security:

  • Contribute to KS consultation and evaluation meeting Dec 2022-April 2023 (capacity)
  • Develop TUD policy on Sci-hub including copyright and ICT security implications.

Integrity “stress test”: 

  • Programme-wide OSP integrity stress test to include in the OSP (2020-24) programme evaluation
  • External report on Governance in Open Science – TUD/NL/EU.

Limits to openness: 

  • External report (10-20k) on Policy conflicts with Open Science (eg: GDPR, Knowledge Security 
  • IP and Access to benefit-sharing) >> proposal to NL govnt/European Commission.

OS impact and implementation: 

  • Internal evaluation (OSP 2020-24) to include: Outcomes, impact and metrics.


  • Internal evaluation (2020-24) to include eexploring institutional membership for COPE
  • Development of TUD retraction policy and guide (capacity). 

Project Lead