Making Open Science a reality: Rewards, Incentives & Support

15 Oct 2018 - 2 min

Join the conversation with Stan Gielen (NWO) & Erik Fledderus (SURF) on Open Science

Date: 30 October 2018
Time: 16:30 – 17:30
Location: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam
Costs: Free of charge

We would like to invite you to join a conversation with Stan Gielen (NWO) & Erik Fledderus (SURF) on Open Science during the 14th International IEEE eScience Conference in Amsterdam. 

Open science is one of the hot topics across all scientific communities, and is seen as an important step towards making scientific research more sustainable. However, the current reward and incentive policy in academia and of research funders makes practicing full open science unrewarding for scientists. Also in order to fully embrace open science, scientific researchers should be able to rely on solid infrastructure and support without having to turn towards parties with a commercial interest.

In this interactive session, Stan Gielen, President of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research will join up with Erik Fledderus, CEO of SURF to discuss the changes needed both in policy and practice in order to make open science the modus operandi in the research community. As policy shapers within the field of open science, they will share their visions and ideas on how to create a sustainable open science system that rewards and supports scientists for practicing open science. Furthermore, Stan and Erik will invite the session audience to join in on a discussion led by Marcel Brosens about the practical aspects of open science. Feedback from the research community on open science is highly appreciated in order to better connect policy and support to practice. 

We hope to welcome you to the Open Science session.

Date: 30 October 2018 Time: 16:30 – 17:30 
Costs: Free of charge 
Location: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam 
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This session is part of the International IEEE eScience Conference 2018 The fourteenth IEEE eScience Conference will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from October 29 – November 1, 2018. This conference brings together leading international researchers and offers a platform for digital technologies to advance research – from the humanities to the physical sciences. If you want to attend the full conference, please register here.