Coronavirus

Open Access to COVID-19 and related research

The current crisis around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shows the importance of unfettered access to scientific and scholarly information, for researchers, professors, students, journalists and non academic professionals alike.

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. In order to follow up on the ambition formulated in the strategic plan (pdf), the Rector Magnificus 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).

Towards Open Science

  • Scheme Towards Open Science
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Four tracks

The scope of a programme on open science could potentially be very broad. In order to add focus, the UU Open Science Programme is centred around the following four tracks: