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 five tracks:
The goal of the open access project is to make substantial progress in order to make open access a natural part of the academic workflow.
FAIR data and software
Making relevant data fully FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) and also open wherever viable has many advantages.
Increasing public engagement helps to make science and scholarship relate more closely to societal issues and any questions that people might have.
Recognition and rewards
The available system of recognition and rewards is seen as the most important in effecting the change towards open science.
At Utrecht University, open education is the translation of the open science philosophy into an educational context.