Open science Research & ICT

SURF aims to make the entire research process more accessible. We do this by developing policy, infrastructure and tools together with researchers and institutions. That is how we make open science easier.

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All services for data management

Store, manage, share and reuse your research data securely.

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SURFsharekit: the online depot for higher education

Digitally and sustainably store your research publications, graduation products, and OERs and make them freely available via SURFsharekit.
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SURF and open science

Together with research institutions, SURF makes the ICT and research infrastructures in the Netherlands suitable and inviting for open science.
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Knowledge and inspiration

21 May: seminar Legal aspects of data management

Universities (of applied sciences) handle data with care. Participants will learn about the AVG and other legal aspects of data during this event.

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FAIR data use cases: from principles to practice

In 6 use cases, researchers share their knowledge about FAIR data policy (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) in the Netherlands.
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Vlog: Universities of Applied Sciences show that they care about Open Science

Universities of applied sciences do a lot to make practice-based research open and accessible. See what's going on behind the scenes in these vlogs (in Dutch).

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News: SURF and Knowledge Exchange extend cooperation

Dutch institutions and European partners have extended the cooperation by 3 years.

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Innovation projects

National Open Science Plan

Together with NWO, KNAW, VSNU, Vereniging Hogescholen and NFU, SURF endorses the Nationaal Open Science Plan. Our ambition is to make all research data suitable for reuse and to make all research results available as open-access publications.

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In Europe, open science is promoted and supported by the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). In order to give Dutch researchers easy access to this cloud, SURF is participating in various EU projects around the EOSC.

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Community Services: co-creation with communities

SURF collaborates closely with researchers on the development of new ICT services. 
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