On a national level the national platform for open science has been set up. Detailed information about open science and its development can be found on their website.
Open science at Utrecht University
In its strategic plan 2016 – 2020 the Utrecht University states the following ambitions on the subject of open science:
“Utrecht University aims to operate at the forefront of open science. The university is convinced that scientific research can contribute to better solutions to complex problems if knowledge is shared as widely and as quickly as possible.”
“Utrecht University will make the results of its research publicly available in order to better disseminate and apply this knowledge.”
In contribution to fulfilling these ambitions the Rector of Utrecht University has created a task force open science to improve the awareness around open science. The task force will write a draft for the open science programme 2018-2020.
Utrecht University Library's role in open science
The university library supports and facilitates researchers in the realisation of open science. It informs, advises and offers services at every stage of the research cycle. For example by:
Other subjects like open peer review and altmetrics (alternative citation measurements) are also developing quickly. The library closely follows the developments in open science and will gladly join the discussion with scientists on the subject. If you have any further questions regarding open science, please contact the library.