About the Platform – Open Science Knowledge Platform

“Over the course of 2022, CWTS organised a seminar series on Open Science, together with the research councils of the Netherlands (NWO) and Norway (RCN). The main audience was composed of policy officers within the two councils and connected professionals interested in the subject. The series was designed around four individual seminars:

Introduction to Open Science;

Open scholarly communication;

Open data, software and infrastructures;

Recognition & rewards, and responsible research assessment….”


Open Science Knowledge Platform: A Journey to a Dynamic Resource – Leiden Madtrics

“Open science has gained significant momentum over the past few years, with various movements and initiatives emerging to promote sharing of scientific knowledge, data, and resources with the wider community. Open science is a broad term encompassing a range of practices that strive to increase transparency, inclusivity, and accessibility in science. The expected benefits of open science are manifold, from accelerating scientific progress, enhancing scientific rigour, promoting responsible research, and ensuring public trust in science.

With that in mind, the research councils of the Netherlands (NWO) and Norway (RCN) joined hands with CWTS to organize a seminar series on open science throughout 2022. The seminars aimed to enrich and expand the understanding of open science within the agencies, focusing on programme and policy officers and connected professionals interested in the subject.

Aware of the challenges to reaching all those interested within NWO and RCN, we decided to create a knowledge platform to store and share the content from the seminars so they could be attended asynchronously. Moreover, recognizing the value of the produced content to a broader audience, we decided to put the idea of openness into practice, making the platform open to the public….”