European Commission

Mandated Organisation

National Science Centre

EOSC Steering Board representatives

The activity of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (currently, the Ministry of Education and Science) in providing support for open models of scientific communication is dated back to 2004 with the signing of the OECD Declaration on Access to Research Data From Public Funding. In 2008, members of the European University Association (43 Polish HEI) and the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP) issued their Recommendations on Open Access.

In 2015, the Ministry approved the document titled Kierunki rozwoju otwartego dostępu do publikacji i wyników badań naukowych w Polsce [Eng. Directions of the development of open access to research publications and research results in Poland] and in 2018, the Report on the implementation of the policy regarding Open Access to scientific publications in 2015-2017 was published. Adopting the Law on Higher Education and Science (Law 2.0) in 2018 provided the legal framework for implementing Open Science in Poland. The same year, the National Science Centre (NCN) was among 11 national RFOs launching the cOAlition S. Consequently, NCN established the Policy of the National Science Centre regarding Open Access to publications in May 2020. In July 2021, NCN was an early adopter of the Rights Retention Strategy established by the cOAlition S. As for the open data, the legal framework regarding this area has been established within the Act of 11 August 2021 on open data and re-use of public sector information (Journal of Laws of 2021, item 1641).

The National Scientific Policy adopted by the Ministry of Education and Science in July 2022, indicates Open Science and EOSC as essential fields for further advancement.  The Ministry is also in the process of designing the National Open Data Policy, with a consultancy role of the Open Data Advisory Group, which consists of a broad representation of Polish OS stakeholders.

EOSC Poland is the national structure of the EOSC composed of ten stakeholders, as follows:

Main priority areas

  1. Integration of stakeholders at the national level into the EOSC
  2. Dissemination and promotion of the EOSC at the national level
  3. Coordinating EOSC at the national level.

The EOSC Poland is an informal group of members and observers of the EOSC Association. It stays open to service providers and other national stakeholders engaged in EOSC-related activities.

Strategic goals

  1. Coordination of EOSC-related activities at a national level.
  2. Providing a platform for the involvement of national stakeholders.
  3. Establishing a forum for the exchange of information and best practices in the field of Open Science.
  4. Developing and strengthening the potential of the EOSC (skills, knowledge, resources).
  5. Mainstreaming EOSC into open data initiatives at the international and national level – creating international liaisons to support the well-aligned development of EOSC.
  6. Raising awareness of the EOSC
  7. Providing support for mapping EOSC-related initiatives at the national, regional and institutional level

Main activities

  • Strengthening EOSC awareness at the national level
  • Creating a national EOSC community involving all types of stakeholders to discuss and share EOSC experiences and enhance Open Science competence at the national level
  • Increasing involvement in the EOSC Association
  • Organising public webinars/events to:
    • inform national stakeholders about the latest advancements of the EOSC
    • collect feedback from national actors and implement it into the EOSC management system and other EOSC activities (e.g., EOSC-related projects)
    • discuss EOSC-related topics at the national/EU level
  • Individual support for organizations to better understand the EOSC environment and discuss the benefits of joining the Association.

National Events


Key legislation and policies shaping Polish OS landscape:

  • Act of 11 August 2021 on open data and re-use of public sector information (Journal of Laws of 2021, item 1641).
  • The Act of 20 July 2018 – Law on Higher Education and Science (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1668, as later amended)
  • Regulation No. 38/2020 and 40/2020 Director of the National Science Centre on Definition of the National Science Centre Policy Relating to Open Access for Publication of May 27, 2020
  • National Science Policy, 2022


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    Recording: NTE Poland 2023

    06-07 November 2023, Kraków
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    NTE Poland 2023

    6-7 November 2023, Krakow, Poland
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    NTE Poland 2022

    24-26 October 2022