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Here you find the latest Open Science News, Blogposts and Podcasts!

Open Science monitor – share your opinion!

Why an Open Science Monitor? Within Utrecht University (UU), many places are working hard on the transition to Open Science. The UU Open Science Program therefore wants to know how employees experience this transition and whether their attitude towards Open Science is changing. Are they open to it? Do they consider it important for their…

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Wanted: interviews with epidemiology researchers

Enhancing open research data sharing and reuse practices in epidemiology Open research data sharing practices differ vastly by field. Epidemiology is one of the fields which may have lower levels of open research data practices compared to others. Research shows that despite the massive amount of Covid-19 related research published in the first five months of the pandemic, only 13.6% of…

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Ensuring GLOBAL ACCESS to Open Science Practices: Perspectives from Africa

Open Science, a good thing, no? Utrecht University is among those leading the efforts to promote Open Science, and for good reasons. “The university is convinced that scientific research can contribute to better solutions to complex problems if knowledge is shared as widely and as quickly as possible,” as highlighted in the university’s Strategic Plan…

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RDA webinar on research software and reproducibility

Our Danish colleagues are organising an interesting webinar on research software and reproducibility – which is part of a longer series on FAIR code. This webinar will be the last one in a series of webinars about FAIR research software. The Danish and Swedish RDA nodes started a webinar series to bring outputs and the good…

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We are looking for new OSCU Faculty Ambassadors!

In the past two years, fantastic Open Science Community Ambassadors from each UU faculty have strengthened our core team. Today, we are happy to announce that we are looking for new OSCU Faculty Ambassadors! We aim to recruit four new ambassadors, one for each of the following faculties:– Geosciences– Law, Economics, and Governance– Science– Veterinary Medicine We are…

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KlimaatHelpdesk

The KlimaatHelpdesk was founded in 2020 and has since then seen a great uptake: 200+ questions received, #36 of sustainable Top100 by Trouw, and recently awarded with a NWO Communication Initiative Award. In short: a wonderful example of Open Science. High time for an interview! We’ve asked some questions to Daan Stroeken, Myrthe Leijnse and…

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Manifesto on Open Education: Interview with Sicco de Knecht

Recently, a manifesto on Open Education was published by Sicco de Knecht, Martijn van der Meer, Loek Brinkman, Manon Kluijtmans and Frank Miedema. In this interview, Sicco de Knecht sheds some light for us on how teachers can incorporate Open Science in their teaching, and whether Open Science is only relevant for future academics or…

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A new year, a new chair

This new academic year is a year of renewed leadership. The year got off to a flying start in the summer when professor Paul Boselie (UU) gave an interview in Nature on the clear-cut message from Utrecht University to drop the use of impact factors for all hiring and promotion decisions. It is a clear sign of…

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Updated Terms and Conditions

We have updated our Terms and Conditions to specify how we deal with the data of our members. You can find the new Terms and Conditions here. If you have any questions or remarks, please contact us at openscience.utrecht@gmail.com. Cheers!

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Open Science Symposium at the Faculty of Medicine: Start of a RoadShow

Open Science is the road to the future. But what is it actually about? Why do policy makers stimulate the transition towards Open Science? What it is in it for me? And… How do I do it? These questions and others were answered at the Open Science Symposium on May 20th at the Faculty of Medicine (that is: the UMCU)….

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