GEO Knowledge Hub Webinar Series

The first GEO Knowledge Hub (GKH) webinar, planned for the 24th February 2021 at 13hrs, will introduce the GKH in its current stage of development. More info:

Toronto Data Workshop on Reproducibility

A two-day workshop focusing on reproducibility in data-centric analysis. Thursday and Friday 25-26 February 2021. Free and hosted via Zoom. All welcome! Register here.

How can libraries help keep Open Science infrastructure free and independent?

Date: 26th of February 2021
Time: 14:00 – 15:30
Register for this webinar.

Ensuring a sustainable future for Open Science (OS) and Open Access scholarly publishing is imperative to support today’s and tomorrow’s crises. This webinar will highlight the need for funding OS infrastructure in the context of COVID-19.

Open Research: A Vision for the Future

What: Open research: A vision for the future

When: Tuesday 2nd March

How much: FREE!

For more details, click here.

Moving Beyond the Monograph- New and Creative Models of Academic Publication Scholars Should Know About

March 17 6:30 PM IST / 4:30 PM GMT / 12:30 PM EST

Chris will argue for a rethinking of the binary divide between books and articles in academia and explain how Cambridge University Press is making an attempt to blur the lines between different forms of publication in order to create a new and engaging gof academic publication. More info:

Past Events

Open Science Kitchen: Preregistration and Registered Reports

The February edition of the Open Science Kitchen event was dedicated to "The Benefits and Limitations of Preregistration and Registered Reports". Why this topic? Some of you might have attended the last Open Science Kitchen event in January, where we discussed potential issues. Preregistration was the first item on the list, so apparently, there is some demand for it. It is also a relatively new concept and not very common, for example, in the geoscience and social sciences. The goal of the event was consequently to raise awareness for the two ideas.

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Open Science Conference 2021

For registration and programme please visit our OSC2021 event page.

Information about the accepted contributions of the calls can be found here.

The Open Science Conference 2021 is the 8th international conference of the Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science. The annual conference is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum for researchers, librarians, practitioners, infrastructure providers, policy makers, and other important stakeholders to discuss the latest and future developments in Open Science.

This year’s conference will especially focus on the effects and impact of (global) crises and associated societal challenges, such as the Corona pandemic or the climate change, to open research practices and science communication in the context of the digitisation of science. And vice versa, how open practices help to cope with crises. Overall, the conference addresses topics around Open Science such as:

Virtual Unconference on Open Scholarship Practices in Education Research

About: Please register and mark your calendars to join the Center for Open Science for important participant-lead interactive sessions analyzing open scholarship practices in education research. Participants will assess current adoption of open scholarship practices and brainstorm strategies for promoting increased awareness among the community. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this field-leading conversation.

When: Mon, Feb 8, 2021, 3:00 PM, Tue, Feb 9, 2021, 11:00 PM CET



About: The Festival will include an interactive hybrid panel session, lots of community led sessions, pre-festival workshops in the morning, an online marketplace and virtual social drinks. To nominate someone for the Open Initiatives Trophy, see here.

When: February 11th, 2021, 13:00 – 17:30



Citizen Science Conference

Let’s go together: Shaping Citizen Science in The Netherlands

About: Strengthening ties between science, education and society is one of the major topics in University of Twente's new strategy Shaping2030. And there are many ways to achieve this, with citizen science being one of them. The term citizen science refers to an equal basis for collaboration in tackling societal challenges using scientific methods. We hereby cordially invite you to the Citizen Science conference, which takes place on 20 November 2020. By organising this event, it is UT's ambition to join forces with all those that are interested or involved in Citizen Science. Let's go together to make more impact with Citizen Science!

When: 20 November 2020, 1-3 P.M.


Kick-off + Conference


Cambridge Data Week

About: In a series of talks (November 23-27, 2020), panel discussions and interactive Q&A sessions, researchers, funders, publishers and other stakeholders will explore and debate different approaches to research data management. Each day for a week we will be addressing key questions on specific topics such as innovative ways of supporting researchers with data management, sustainable models and levels of expectation for peer reviewers when it comes to data, successes and future trends in data reuse, and the relationship between reproducibility and data management. The events are open to all and are free of charge, but require prior registration.

When: November 23-26 2020, 14.30-15.30 and November 27 11-12


The importance of data pre-processing

About: This session will explore how data pre-processing influences the outcome of a statistical test. After a short introduction, the focus will lie on hands-on exploration of data via a custom-made easy to use Shiny App. Participants get a sense of the impact these pre-processing choices have on the effect of analyses and may even win a small prize for an outstanding analysis. The experience will be contextualised via the results of a related study and the implications for reporting methods and results will be discussed. This session will be very interactive, and will not be recorded, so be there! Presented by Maximilian Primbs (Radboud University) & Leonhard Volz (University of Amsterdam).

When: 26 nov, 15:00 – 16:15 + 16:15 – 17:00  #OSmeetupNL drinks


Challenges in the Scholarly Publishing Cycle 2020

About: In an increasingly open world – encompassing open research, open science and open data – the biggest challenges are around educating researchers about the changes they have to make to their working practices. We’ll also be reflecting on the research landscape in a post-Covid world – the changes we’ve had to make this year, the medium-term outlook, and long-lasting – if not permanent – ways in which the scholarly publishing cycle will have to adjust in future years. At CISPC 2020, we will be bringing together speakers from around the world that have developed effective scholarly communication strategies within their own institutions, and who will share their experiences and expertise with fellow scholarly communication professionals.

When: November 30 - December 1 2020, 10-18


Openness and Commercialisation: How the two can go together

About: These online 'Openness and commercialisation' events will give insight and room for discussion on the interface between academia and industry. The online events consists of a combination of inspiring keynote speakers, Q&A’s, breakout sessions, panel discussions and short talks. Open Science offers new opportunities to advance science. A large part of its attraction is the potential to accelerate the transition from scientific discoveries to real life solutions. Although substantial progress has been achieved in many branches of the Open Science movement (e.g. Open Access, Open Education, FAIR data), the aim of Open Science to help accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries should not be forgotten. With these principles in mind, we will explore successful collaborations between academia and industry based on collaboration, openness and transparency. Despite a common (mis)understanding, commercial exploitation is compatible with Open Science and can play a synergistic role reinforcing each other by building trust and increasing impact. But, in order to do so successfully, these two sides need to find common understanding of each other’s needs and wishes and closely collaborate to maximise the positive impact they can have on society. These 'Openness and commercialisation' online events will give insight and room for discussion about the collaborations between academia and industry.

When: 3 December 2020 from 13:30 to 17:00 CET, and 4 December from 09:00 to 12:30 CET




Building FAIR data policies and services within universities

About: As a main partner in the FAIRsFAIR project, EUA is organising this webinar to share and discuss the FAIRsFAIR policy and service recommendations for research data management at research organisations, as well as institutional good practices and the role of FAIR data within Horizon Europe.

When: Tue, Dec 8, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Citizen Science

University approaches to Citizen Science in the transition to Open Science Institutional opportunities and challenges for creating an open and inclusive environment for Research (12th OpenAIRE workshop - 2020).

About: EUA and OpenAIRE organise a joint online workshop on Citizen Science to discuss understanding of the challenges and opportunities for universities engaging in Citizen Science, and explore how Citizen Science can benefit from and add to the transition to Open Science. This joint workshop will discuss themes around institutional support for Citizen Science and offers an opportunity to transfer and share knowledge. The aim is to exchange experiences, lessons learnt, and explore common challenges. To support Citizen Science, the online workshop will discuss tools, guidelines and good practices from Open Science experiences as well. Participating universities will have the opportunity to share expertise, coordinate efforts and exchange advice on services, tools and legal and ethical issues.

When: December 9th 10:00 - 12:00 CET, December 10th 10-11:30 CET

Open Science Barcamp

Organised in cooperation with the Dutch Open Science Communities. It will be the first Open Science Barcamp in the Netherlands. This event is based on the successful format of Open Science Barcamp Berlin.

About: What is a Barcamp? A Barcamp is a one day event with no predetermined program – the topics of all sessions are determined on the spot. Our online venue (Gather.Town) consists of an interactive 2D environment with virtual avatars, one big plenary room, several smaller break-out rooms, and space to hang out and socially interact with others. During the plenary sessions, anyone can grab the mic and propose a topic for a break-out session. Next, you can join any of those break-out sessions and get to work!

When: January 14th 2021 10:00 -16:00 + 16:00 – 17:00  #OSmeetupNL drinks


Open Science Symposium Geosciences OSCU

About: This year, OSCU organises Open Science Symposia for all faculties. Each half day symposium starts off with a key note lecture. Then we aim for an informal and interactive afternoon in which several colleagues share their experience with particular aspects of Open Science (e.g., open access publishing, preregistration) with their peers in brief presentations. If you would like to contribute by sharing your experience with your peers, please email us.

When: January 28th, 2021 (13.00 – 17.00)

Program: T.B.A.