Open science benefits from an open infrastructure and thriving networks and communities that support the scientific community in sharing publications, data and software openly. NWO’s support to the following four organisations contributes to this.
Open science Infrastructures
OpenCitations is a non-profit organisation dedicated to publishing open bibliographic and citation data using Linked Data technologies. Providing an open database of citations reduces the reliance on commercial products for doing bibliometric research and citation measurement.
Research Organization Registry (ROR)
ROR is a global, open registry for identifying research organisations run by the academic community. ROR makes it easy for any person or system to standardise institutional names and link research organisations to researchers and research outputs. ROR is also one of the recommended Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) in the NWO PID Strategy.
Public Knowledge Project (PKP)
PKP is a research and development initiative of Simon Fraser University in Canada that develops the leading open source publishing software Open Journal Systems (OJS). More than 30,000 open access journals worldwide use this software. This makes it an essential infrastructure in the open access publishing landscape.
Netherlands Reproducibility Network (NLRN)
NLRN aims to increase knowledge on the transparency and reproducibility of research and to coordinate, support and strengthen initiatives and developments in this field in order to improve the quality and efficiency of research in the Netherlands. NLRN is a member of the international network of national reproducibility networks.
Open science stands for the transition to a more open and participatory research practice in which publications, data, software and other forms of scientific information are shared and made available for reuse at the earliest possible stage. Open science leads to greater impact, both on science and on society. NWO believes that publicly funded research should be openly available and is actively contributing to the transition to open science.
NWO supports a number of non-profit, community-led initiatives aimed at renewing the scientific communication system. See more details on these infrastructures.