Open call for the Open Research Award 2021

Open call for the Open Research Award 2021

We invite you to submit your case study now! 

The University of Groningen Library (UB) and the Open Science Community Groningen launch the 2nd annual Open Research Award. The award celebrates the many ways in which academics make their research more accessible, transparent or reproducible.

600 words on your success or failure to use ‘open’ research practices.

Via this submission form

Now, up until September 1st!

We welcome the submission of no more than 600 words in length that discuss the use of one or more open practices in the conduct of research and/or communication of outputs to achieve specific research aims or solve particular problems.

The case studies ideally explore the challenges of making open choices as well as those that celebrate positive experiences and successful open science practices.  Staff members and students can submit case studies. All submissions will be screened for eligibility by a jury. All eligible cases receive an Open Research Award certificate. In addition, three eligible cases will be randomly drawn by the jury; each of which will receive 500 euros to be used for research material, travel costs etc. For more information check the webpage or contact us via

20 November 2020: FSE Open Science Get-together (an OSCG Member initiative)

**Post event edit: subscribe to the FSE get together news letter to stay updated about upcoming FSE meetings **

OSCG member initiative at Faculty of Science and Engineering
Did you ever read an article wishing the authors would make their data
and software available? Do you think reproducibility is a problem in
your field of research? Are you annoyed by open access fees?

Have you heard about open science, but would like to know more? Did you
always want to ask something about open science in an informal setting?
Or do you have strong opinions which you would like to share with others
at the Faculty of Science and Engineering?

Come to our first *FSE Open Science Get-together*!

When?  Wednesday *20 November 16:00 – 17:30*

Where?  Room 5173.0151, Linnaeusborg, Zernike

– a very short introduction to open science
– discussion: Do we need more open science at the FSE?
– practical: Is the Open Science Framework (OSF) useful for me? Trying

As members of the new Open Science Community Groningen
( want to start a regular meeting
about everything related to open science, with a focus on the Faculty of
Science and Engineering. In the future we hope to be a place for
discussion and a journal club in the tradition of

Everybody is welcome and we look forward to see you!

Pi Haase (Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity)
Stefano Tiso (Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences)
Malvin Gattinger (Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science
and Artificial Intelligence)

Program of the Official OSCG Kick-off 22 October

The OSCG will kick-off with an interactive workshop with 3 parts:

1. The why, what and how of Open Science (Rink Hoekstra)
We will discuss what Open Science entails and how to include Open Science practices in your research.

2. How to deal with resistance against Open Science (Tina Kretschmer)
Maybe you want to include Open Science practices in your research, but you encounter resistance (e.g. an unwilling supervisor or co-author, a lack of funding to publish OA, or time constraints). Now what? During this session different scenarios will be discussed and solutions will be explored.

3. The future of the OSCG
We have plans and ideas but we want to know what you think. We invite you to bring your awesome Open Science ideas to the workshop. We need your input!

OSCG kick-off program
09.00 – 09.10 OSCG introduction
09.10 – 10.10 The why, what and how of Open Science (Rink Hoekstra)
10.10 – 10:30 Coffee break
10.30 – 11:15 How to deal with resistance against Open Science (Tina Kretschmer)
11.15 – 12.00 The future of the OSCG.
12:00 – 13.30 Free lunch (if you subscribe for the workshop!)
Afternoon program: See below

Glass Hall of the Van Swinderen Huys,
Oude Boteringestraat 19, Groningen.

Click here to subscribe!

Do you want more Open Science on 22 Oktober?
In the afternoon there is the Symposium on Open Science Research Practices organized by University of Groningen Library and the Central Medical Library and to which the OSCG contributes as well. Keynote speakers will be Dr. Rachael Ainsworth (Manchester), and Dr. Anita Eerland (Utrecht). Click here to subscribe to the afternoon program.

Save the date: Open Science Kick-off event – 22 October 9:00-12:00 Glazen zaal van Swinderenhuys

The Open Science Community Groningen (OSCG) has its kick-off event on October 22.

During the kick-off event, the OSCG presents its goals and there will be an interactive introductory workshop.
In the workshop, you are invited to share your ideas for activities, workshops and achieving the goals of the OSCG:
–       Facilitating Open Science Practices (through workshops, lectures, and materials on our website)
–       Connecting Open Science enthusiasts
–       Uniting current Open Science initiatives
–       Stimulating new Open Science policies (e.g., Responsible Science Award)

Date & time: 22 October 2019, 9:00-12:00 Glazen zaal van Swinderenhuys
Click here to subscribe for the OSCG kick-off event!

In the afternoon the OSCG will also be present at the Symposium Open Science research practices organized by University library.
For the program and to join the afternoon program click here