Save the Date!

We are thrilled to invite you to the 2nd edition of the Open Science Retreat, from the 25th to the 29th of March, 2024 in Schoorl, the Netherlands. A week in which researchers 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.

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  • Learn from peers who will share their 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. If you apply before December 1st, we will get back to you before the end of the year to let to let you know if your application is accepted.
We welcome researchers at all stages of their careers. No prior experience with open science is required—just an eagerness to learn, share, and contribute. Since we expect a large number of applicants for the ca. 40 places available and we want to ensure the group is diverse in all aspects, we will ask you a few questions when applying.

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OSC-NL received funding from the NWO Open Science Fund for this OS Retreat. If your organisation wants to be a sponsor, please let us know.

The following organisations make this OS Retreat possible:

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