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20190520_Open science policy in the Netherlands

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Presentation delivered by Elly Dijk (DANS) during the OpenAIRE webinar "Support Open Science Policy Creation and Legal Issues"

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20190520_Open science policy in the Netherlands

  1. 1. Open science policy in the Netherlands Elly Dijk OpenAIRE Webinar to Support Open Science Policy Creation and Legal Issues Data Archiving and Networked Services - DANS The Netherlands
  2. 2. National Platform Open Science – since February 2017 • Goal: boost the transition towards an open science system • Publication of National Plan Open Science • National Platform to take actions on the following ambitions: • Full open access to publications in 2020 • To make research data optimally suited for reuse • Recognition and rewards for researchers • To promote and support open science • Later added: Citizen Science • For each ambition: a coalition of a number of participants will work out the goals and subgoals 2
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  4. 4. SCIENCE 1.0 SCIENCE 2.0Towards Fair Data Towards Open Access Citizen Science skills rewards metrics OPEN SCIENCE Stimulation and support By Karel Luyben; Open Science in the Netherlands, Jan 2019
  5. 5. Dutch aims for the phase till 2020  An agreed vision on the ‘data-services-infrastructure’.  Open Science will be explicit in the appraisal of scientific staff (part of HR-policy) in Dutch research performing organisations; in the evaluation of research proposals by funders; and in the evaluation criteria used by research evaluation committees in higher education. See: Report with recommendations  Open Access for basically all publications (including books).  Researchers will be stimulated and supported to work on/with Open Science.  Clearity on if and if so what support structures is wanted for ‘Citizen Science’.
  6. 6. Open Access for basically all publications (including books) • Negotiations with publishers. It has been agreed that no new contracts will be entered into without agreements about open access. A coalition conduct negotiations with the publishers. See: http://www.openaccess.nl/en/what-is-open-access/open- access-publishers • Measure the progress: by collecting OA numbers at the universities • Raising awareness – See e.g. : VSNU open access newsletter and the website openaccess.nl
  7. 7. Monitoring OA publications • In the period 2016-2017 VSNU – together with a number of experts working at universities – formulated definitions concerning the monitoring of open access publications. The results about 2016 and 2017 were presented to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. • Numbers about 2018 will follow soon. 7
  8. 8. Example: TU/Delft 8
  9. 9. To promote and support open science • Website openscience.nl • National meeting on Open Science, 29 May 2017 at TU Delft: “Researcher meeting: the National Plan and You”: https://www.openscience.nl/het-nationaal-platform-open- science/bijeenkomsten/researcher-meeting-the-national-plan-and- you • Registry Open Science Speakers: https://www.openscience.nl/en/open-science-speakers • Dutch universities make great efforts to inform their academic staff about open access via web pages, special newsletters and the like. Symposiums and a range of other activities are held across the country each year during international Open Access Week. 9
  10. 10. Citizen science • Citizen science refers to the practice of science by persons who are not affiliated with a research organization as a professional researcher, but who cooperate with or under the supervision of professional researchers. • Scientists, for example, are increasingly using citizens in their research projects. For example, for the digitization of archives or to collect data on particular topics. The starting point is that the same principles and standards apply to citizen science as to scientific research in general. • With citizen science, research and innovation can be more closely aligned with the needs, wishes and interests of society. Regular science can benefit from involving citizens, and as more people feel involved in science, the share of citizen science in the practice of science can increase. 10
  11. 11. 100% OA: • Take into account a growing number of non-professional readers as scientific literature becomes available, for example by adding a layman's summary Reuse of data: • Promote the presumed benefits of CS and combat the possible disadvantages, especially with regard to monitoring the reliability and confidentiality of research data: Open if possible, protected where necessary • Invite disciplines to draw up guidelines and methods for collecting data with the help of non-scientists, based on commitment and 11 Citizen science: recommendations (1)
  12. 12. Citizen Science: recommendations (2) Recognition and rewards for researchers • Recognize and explicitly appreciate the efforts of researchers to promote non-professional cooperation and deal professionally with non- professional researchers • Consider making earmarked budget available for CS in the context of regular research funding, for example to support networks To promote and support open science • Develop separate guidelines (building on existing approaches such as that of the OECD) for researchers regarding to deal with non-professional employees, with the necessary differentiation according to scientific disciplines. 12
  13. 13. Future steps - Developing the National Platform Open Science into a Programme Open Science. Timeline: till 2023; - The costs of the transition will be considered; - Negotiations with publishers – with a broader coalition, maybe international; - Exploration alternative publishing platforms; - Exploring the expansion of Open Access to books and NL magazines; - Exploring and optimization national data infrastructure; - Professionalization of education and training in the field Open Science and data stewardship; - For rewarding scholars: development of Indicators Open Science; - Development of a balanced and widely accepted vision of Citizen Science and the realization of a national support structure based on a sound plan; - Strengthening cooperation in the area of ​​encouraging and supporting researchers. 13
  14. 14. www.openaire.eu @openaire_eu facebook.com/groups/openaire linkedin.com/groups/OpenAIRE- 3893548 Thank you! elly.dijk@dans.knaw.nl 14

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