Making science more open and even more reliable, efficient and relevant to society.

Utrecht University ambition

Utrecht University wants to promote open science as part of its promise to make science more open and even more reliable, efficient and relevant to society. To follow up on the ambition formulated in the strategic plan (pdf), the rector commissioned a task force, supported by a university library work group, to draft an Open Science Programme for the period 2018-2021.

Utrecht University aims to be at the forefront of open science. Therefore the Executive Board has launched the Utrecht University Open Science Programme. A programme that aims to stimulate and facilitate researchers to put open science into practice. Read the most recent version (pdf).

Four topics

The scope of a programme on open science could potentially be very broad. To add focus the UU Open Science Programme is centered around the following four topics:


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11 November 2019
You are invited to join the mentorship programme designed for innovators in open science and research communication.
Research Data Management Support
21 October 2019
[interview] Our RDM Support data manager Lena Karvovskaya shares her story about her work as a data manager and her vision on Open Science.
Rector magnificus Henk Kummeling ondertekent namens de Universiteit Utrecht de San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)
24 September 2019
Rector Magnificus Henk Kummeling signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) on behalf of Utrecht University.


18 November 2019 10:00 - 12:00
The workshop gives an insight into all aspects of research data management: data collection, documentation, storage, security, selection and more.
20 November 2019 09:00 - 17:00
Ensuring your research is reproducible is a difficult task. In this workshop we'll show you tools, habits, and skills that can help make your work reproducible
21 November 2019 09:00 - 17:00
R is a powerful scripting language for data handling, visualization, and more. We aim to give you the tools to start exploring R and all it has to offer.