Open Science on Track day 2023

With the Open Science on Track day, we mark the end of the Open Science programme. During this day, we will celebrate successes, look at future plans and gather new ideas. The Open Science on Track day will take place on 13 December at the Railway Museum (Spoorwegmuseum) in Utrecht.

The event is for anyone at UU and UMCU with a role or interest in open science and for anyone with a role or interest in open science who is affiliated with another (higher) education institution. This includes those who had a role but are no longer affiliated with UU or UMCU. Please note that we have a limited number of places. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. The afternoon programme is from 13.00 till 18.30 hours, including the social mixer. The evening programme starts at 17.30 hours with the social mixer and ends around 22.30 hours. You can register through this registration link.


13.00  Registration & Coffee
13.30  Plenary programme with Susanna Bloem en Marc van Mil
  • opening with rector magnificus Henk Kummeling
  • keynote by the founder of the Knowledge Equity Network Simone Buitendijk
  • a look ahead at Open Science in Utrecht with Chief of Open Science Paul Boselie
14.30Coffee Break
15.00Open Science Bazaar (Block schedule)

Plenary programme with Susanna Bloem and Marc van Mil

  • looking back at the Open Science Bazaar
  • panel discussion Maura Burke en Jonathan de Bruin
17.30Drinks (including a salute to departing Chief Open Science Frank Miedema)
18.30  Walking Dinner
20.30Party / Evening Programme (including an appearance by Rob Urgert and Joep van Deudekom, known for such science TV shows as 100 humans on Netflix)


Keynote - Simone Buitendijk - Knowledge Equity Network

Global challenges require a collective response. The Knowledge Equity Network, founded by Simone Buitendijk (vice-chancellor University of Leeds) need to break down the barriers that prevent equitable access to knowledge across institutions and geopolitical boundaries.

Open Science Bazaar

During the Open Science Bazaar we share experiences, problems, frustrations, successes or failures in the field of open science. An opportunity to discuss, inspire, get feedback, test, challenge and surprise colleagues.