New: A practical guide to Open Science for Early-Career Researchers

15 May 2023

The transition to Open Science depends for a large part on early-career researchers as implementers of new research practices. But in order to be a driver for change, researchers need to be introduced to and trained in Open Science practices. The practical guide ‘Open Science for Early-Career Researchers’ is designed to do just that. It is a starting point to accompany researchers in every step in research.

To build upon earlier research, you want to know what was done before and be able to access all research outputs: What were the methods, relevant materials, data and results? Therefore, sound science ideally equals Open Science, in which all phases of the research cycle are as transparent and accessible as possible. The guide ‘Open Science for Early-Career Researchers’ takes you through every step of your research, from the phase of preparing your research project and discovering relevant resources to the phase of data collection and analysis, writing and publishing articles, data, and other research output, as well as outreach and assessment. Every chapter provides the best tools and practices to implement immediately: to reuse research outputs of others ánd to make your own available to the community. 

This practical guide on Open Science was published by the Dutch consortium of University Libraries and the National Library of the Netherlands (UKB), together with the Universities of The Netherlands (UNL), the Dutch national centre of expertise and repository for research data (DANS) and the Dutch Research Council (NWO). It is available online and is, following the Open Science principles, freely accessible and open for reuse! 

Click here to go the guide.

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Loek Brinkman Ph.D.

Research Data Management Specialist