Course theme

Type of course


“Introduction to Open Science – Concepts, benefits, and practices”, new course to be developed with SENSE funds

Summary of the course

A key goal of science is to help society solve today’s wicked challenges and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Most of these challenges are urgent and require reliable, trustworthy, and high-quality research. The benefits of Open Science (OS) strongly overlap with these requirements since OS aims to make research more verifiable, transparent, and reusable. However, OS is currently not the norm in academia due to cultural (e.g., lack of awareness) and technical (e.g., lack of skills) obstacles. This course aims to overcome these obstacles through a conceptual and a practical overview of OS principles.

The course is developed by:

Fund for SENSE course development

The SENSE fund for course development was established in 2020 and will run from 2021-2026. Annually there is €20,000 available to support PhD course development, with a maximum of €4,500 per course. Funding can be allocated to cover the costs of developing the course, including personnel costs. Proposals for funding can be submitted throughout the year and will be reviewed bi-annually.

For more information, see Financial support for SENSE Course Development 2021-2026. In case of questions, please contact Marleen de Ruiter at


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