The 2nd edition of the Open Science Retreat took place from the 25th to the 29th of March, 2024 in Schoorl, the Netherlands. A week in which around 50 people from various disciplines, institutions and countries came 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 was mainly organised by OSC-NL: the bottom up, community-led, social infrastructure of Open Science Communities in the Netherlands, and took place there, again amidst nature in a secluded setting.

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Outputs of edition 2024

The Open Science Retreat follows an unconference model. Except for the plenary sessions, all activities are optional. All outputs of the various teams of edition 2024 will be published in this Research Equals Collection.

For an impression of edition 2024 of the Open Science Retreat, please go to our Recap Blog.


  • 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.

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

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