Read the ‘National Plan and You’ report

The first national meeting on Open Science for researchers on 29 May 2017 was a great opportunity for researchers working in the Netherlands to give their opinion on the goals of the Dutch ‘National Plan Open Science’. Researchers had the chance to let politicians, funders and administrators know what researchers really need to make Open Science work for them.

The day started with a series of short presentations by researchers from several disciplines, highlighting both the benefits and challenges in practicing Open Science. Representatives from Dutch scientific and government organizations who created the National Plan for Open Science also presented their perspective. State Secretary Sander Dekker of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science held a brief speech.

Participants (both researchers and organizations supporting research) had the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences at the informal ‘knowledge commons’ that was held during the lunch break. You could prepare your Open Science questions and best practices and share them!  

In the afternoon, small breakout groups were planned to discuss various aspects of Open Science in general, and the aims and ambitions of the National Plan Open Science in particular. Representatives of the Dutch scientific and government organizations who created the National Plan for Open Science were present to listen, engage in discussion and answer questions. The day ended with a plenary debate, summarizing the outcomes of the breakout sessions.  

  • In this report you can read the results of the Researcher meeting Open Science: the National Plan and You. This includes presentations of the plenary sessions, the speech of State Secretary Sander Dekker, statements and session reports of the break-out sessions and more.
  • Presentation recordings are available on demand via our Collegerama website.
  • Visualisations of the event are available at