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National Open Science Festival 2024 at Maastricht University

Maastricht University (UM) will be the venue for the National Open Science Festival on 22 October 2024 at the School of Business and Economics (SBE). Since the founding of Open Science NL, it has taken over the organisation of the festival and made an annual budget available for it. However, the National Open Science Festival is truly a festival for and by the community. The organising committee of the 2024 edition comprises staff from UM, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)National Coordination Point Research Data Management (LCRDM) and Open Science NL. Additionally, a programme committee reflecting the broad Open Science community is currently being formed. Read more about this event on the website of Open Science NL.


The opening of registration will be announced via the Open Science NL website and newsletter, as well as via DANS, LCRDM, UM and OSCNL. Furthermore, the National Open Science Festival will once again feature its own website, offering people the opportunity to sign up as presenters for programme components or register as visitors.

The importance of Open Science at UM

The aim of Open Science is to strengthen collaboration, both among individual researchers and between other parties and scientists. Open Science makes research more transparent, controllable, faster, more efficient, reproducible and more sustainable. The idea is that civil society organisations, patient organisations, companies and other organisations can all benefit from easy access to scientific research. The National Open Science Festival embodies this vision and invites researchers and support staff with an interest in Open Science to attend, learn from each other and exchange ideas.

Visit the UM website on Open Science to learn how to incorporate it into your research.