Last week the Dutch National Plan Open Science was presented. The plan was written by a team led by my colleague Wilma van Wezenbeek (TU Delft Library Director). The key ambitions of the plan are:
- Full open access to publications in 2020
Continue the Dutch approach for all Dutch research organisations and research areas whilst recognising their differences and similarities.
- To make research data optimally suited for reuse
To set clear and agreed technical and policy-related preconditions to facilitate reuse of research data, including provision of the necessary expertise and support.
- Recognition and rewards
To examine together how open science can be an element of the evaluation and reward system for researchers, research groups and research proposals.
- To promote and support
To establish a ‘clearing house’ for all information regarding all available research support.
Important is that the plan is not only focusing making publications open access, but also change the evaluation and reward system for researchers.