Open Science at the Faculty of Science

The Faculty Open Science Team (FOST), with dean Isabel Arends as Chair, operates among the colleagues on the work floor and in close cooperation with the UU-wide Open Science programme and the Open Science Community Utrecht (OSCU).

Members Of The Faculty Open Science Team

The team members aim to arrive at an effective implementation of the four UU Open Science themes in consultation with everyone at the faculty.

The FOST intends to do this in several ways:

  • Set up frameworks for rolling out Open Science within the faculty;
  • Collect ideas from colleagues about the implementation of Open Science;
  • Inform faculty members, for example about the support of RDM support considering FAIR data; 
  • Remove barriers to Open Science, e.g. to Open Access publishing;
  • Provide knowledge and practical tools, to learn from one another.


The FOST operates on the themes the UU Open Science Programme works on:

Open Access

Research results and data are accessible for society and fellow scientists.
Contact: Stefan Rüdiger

Fair data & software

Our colleagues can replicate all our results.
Contact: Anna-Lena Lamprecht

Public engagement

Society recognizes and understands which scientific research is being conducted, and why.
Read more: ‘My research focus changed after talking to children’
Contact: Erik van Sebille

Read more: Wave of new Wikipedia articles by oceanography students
Contact: Nieske Vergunst 

Recognition and rewards

A respected scientific CV includes more than just scientific publications and grants.
The Faculty of Science implements a new way of recognising and rewarding.

Read more: Utrecht University presents new vision on Recognition and Rewards and The world does not benefit from scientists being ‘one-trick-ponies’
Contact: Kirsten ten Tusscher

Feel free to approach the members of the Faculty Open Science Team for any question and suggestion you want to share regarding Open Science:

Employees of the university can find extensive information about Open Science in the Faculty of Science on the intranet (login required).