Open Access in Action? Amsterdam- Science for Kids – Dutch Big Deals – Funding for Open Access journals

The three largest higher education institutions in Amsterdam will jointly organize a number of seminars as part of the International Open Access Week. On Monday 24 , Wednesday 26 and Thursday, October 27th, 2016 lectures will be held on Open Access at the Vrije Universiteit and the UvA and the HvA in Amsterdam. The language of the lectures is English.


‘Science edited for kids, by kids’. Open Access and societal impact.
Speaker: prof. dr. Berend Smit, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland; Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers for Young Minds
Day: Monday 24th October 2016, Time: 12:00-13:00 pm

‘VSNU Open access negotiations with the publishers: Elsevier, Wiley, Springer.’
Speaker: Robert van der Vooren, project manager Open Access, VSNU & Hubert Krekels, Library director Wageningen University, both participants in the VSNU negotiating team of the Elsevier deal.
Day: Wednesday 26th October 2016, Time: 12:00 –13:00 pm

‘Accelerating the transition to open access’. With information about the NWO call for open access journals.
Speaker: Erik van Aert, senior policy officer Open Access and Datamanagement, NWO
Day: Thursday 27th October 2016, 12:00 – 13:00 pm

The seminars are free of costs. Students, professors, researchers and everyone interested welcome to join. More information about the event & register through our event agenda :