Published November 6, 2023 | Version V1.0
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OSC-NL and NLRN team up to collaborate on Open and Reproducible Science in the Netherlands

  • 1. ROR icon Data Archiving and Networked Services
  • 2. Open Science Communities the Netherlands (OSC-NL)
  • 3. ROR icon Radboud University Nijmegen
  • 4. ROR icon Leiden University
  • 5. ROR icon University of Groningen
  • 6. ROR icon Maastricht University Medical Centre
  • 7. ROR icon Tilburg University
  • 8. ROR icon University of Twente
  • 9. Netherlands Reproducibility Network (NLRN)
  • 10. ROR icon University of Amsterdam
  • 11. ROR icon University Medical Center Groningen
  • 12. ROR icon Aarhus University
  • 13. Imming Impact


With the addition of NLRN to the Dutch academic landscape, it is relevant to indicate how and where OSC-NL and NLRN differ in their strategies and roles, and how they complement one another. To this extent, OSC-NL and NLRN have published this collective statement that explains where these initiatives overlap, and what sets them apart.

In short, OSC-NL is a national community of researchers and research supporters who make their OS practices visible and accessible to their peers, and provides input to policy, infrastructure and services to both local and national stakeholders. NLRN, on the other hand, is a network that brings togethers institutes, local initiatives and other stakeholders to increase the reproducibility of science, focussing on stakeholders alignment and agenda-setting. 

OSC-NL and NLRN share many goals, as Open Science and Reproducibility are topics that go hand-in-hand. It is therefore natural for OSC-NL and NLRN to collaborate. In fact, many members of OSC-NL are already active in NLRN, either in the NLRN steering committee or advisory board. At the NLRN Launch Event, possibilities for future collaborations were explore, for example on joint efforts to stimulate and facilitate ReproHacks.

With OSC-NL and NLRN teaming-up, you can expect many new events and initiatives to stimulate Open and Reproducible Science!



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