The 2nd edition of the Open Science Retreat, from the 25th to the 29th of March, 2024 will take place in Schoorl, the Netherlands. A week in which people from various disciplines come together to share knowledge, experiences, and best practices related to open science.

What is the Open Science Retreat?

In early April 2023, Heidi Seibold hosted the event she always wanted to attend:
A week full of scientific discussions and reflections, getting work done, making new friends and resetting.

The idea of the Open Science Retreat was born! See here for a recap of the Open Science Retreat 2023, in Germany.

Edition 2024 is mainly organised by OSC-NL: the bottom up, community-led, social infrastructure of Open Science Communities in the Netherlands, and will take place there, again amidst nature in a secluded setting.

🔎 click image to enlarge


  • Learn from peers in different stages of their career, share insights and experiences in open science and build valuable collaborations. Be prepared to be inspired and challenged!
  • Participate in a hands-on unconference style team in the mornings to develop practical skills in open science methodologies and more.
  • Engage in thought-provoking discussions around the challenges and opportunities in implementing open science practices. Your voice matters!
  • Benefit from coaching and join our mentoring scheme;
  • Enjoy the serene and picturesque surroundings of our retreat location, the perfect backdrop for one-on-one talks, creativity, relaxation, and rejuvenation.


To join the Open Science Retreat, you can apply here. Please know that currently we have reached the maximum number of applicants so you will automatically go to the waiting list.

OSC-NL receives funding from the NWO Open Science Fund to keep costs for attendees, especially Early Career Researchers, low. If your organisation wants to be a sponsor of an extra activity on the programme, such as academic career coaching or a transition narrative workshop, please let us know by writing to team@openscienceretreat.eu Sponsoring packages range from €500,- to €5.000,- . You will be mentioned in all our outputs as sponsor and your logo will feature prominently on this website.

powered by


We thank the following stakeholders for making this retreat possible, strengthening the social infrastructure needed for a community-based open future:

Skip to content