In the coming years, Open Science will play an even more important role in education and research and thus will inevitably impact the way we teach and do research in the future. Among other universities in the Netherlands and as a member of 4TU, the University of Twente (UT) is actively involved in furthering and shaping Open Science at the UT.

Against this background, the Open Science Community Twente (OSCT) and the Digital Competence Centre (DCC) launched a series of monthly joint events, the so-called joint OSCT-DCC events. These events take approximately 60 minutes with changing topics that are free for everybody. The goals of these events are to:

Moreover, these events hopefully help to get to know each other better, also across departments.

Since the OSCT is a bottom-up community, you have also power over the events' topics. Hence, feel free to suggest topics that should be discussed and bring in any ideas you have in mind. Just fill out the form and tell us about your idea. This also applies to the monthly newsletter and the blog posts to which you can contribute.

Looking forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming events ;)

Upcoming JOINT OSCT-DCC Events

Insights into CodeCHECK NL

When: 30th May 2024 at 14:00

Where: Online

Speaker: Frank Ostermann


CODECHECK tackles one of the main challenges of computational research by supporting codecheckers with a workflow, guidelines and tools to evaluate computer programs underlying scientific papers. The independent time-stamped runs conducted by codecheckers will award a “certificate of executable computation” and increase availability, discovery and reproducibility of crucial artefacts for computational sciences. In his talk, Frank will give insights about the developments of Codecheck in the Netherlands, i.e., Codecheck NL.

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Bring your code

When: 10th June 2024 13:00 - 17:00

Where: tba


Join us for the OSCT-DCC June event, “Bring  your code” presented by the Thematic Digital Competence Centre (TDCC), Natural & Engineering Sciences (NES), Software sustainability Project in collaboration with the Netherlands e-Science Center. 

Have you ever found yourself facing the challenge of developing a Software Management Plan (SMP) for your project, only to feel unsure where to start? Or perhaps you already have an SMP in place, but you're seeking feedback and suggestions for improvement?

Look no further! Our walk-in session offers what you need!

In addition to SMP guidance, we'll offer insights and strategies for making your research code FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable). Gain insights, support, and actionable suggestions to elevate your code's impact and accessibility.

Can't make it for the walk-in session? No problem! Join us for the presentations and social hour!


13:00 - 15:00

Walk-in session
Receive personalized assistance tailored to your SMP development needs.

15:00 - 15:45

What, why and how: Software Management Plans (SMPs) & best practices in research software development
Gain insights into SMPs and best practices.

15:00 - 16:00

Optional parallel walk-in session (if needed)

15:45 - 16:00


16:00 - 17:00

Social & networking hour

Don't let SMP development or research code refinement hold you back. Join us at our event and take the first step towards unlocking the full potential of your projects. Reserve your spot today!"


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Member initiatives

Contributions from the community are key to the success of our OSCT. We consequently strongly encourage our members to initiate and organize their own events related to Open Science, e.g., workshops and hackathons. Member initiatives will be announced on this website and promoted through social media. If you have an idea in mind, please send us a message.