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Open Science in Practice Webinar Series

This webinar series showcases the projects awarded an Open Science Fund grant and covers a wide variety of open science topics. On this page you can find more information about the webinars and recordings of all the webinars.

The NWO Open Science Fund provides financial support to the leaders and pioneers who are putting open science into practice. The projects funded in the 2020-2021 round of the programme cover a broad range of open science practices, from developing open source tools and platforms for open science, to FAIR sharing of research data and software, and to bringing about the necessary culture change.

The 2022 webinars were held February through November 2022. Each seminar focussed on a specific open science topic and featured 1-3 speakers, followed by Q&A and discussion specific to the main topic of the seminar. The seminars were held in English and the recordings can be found below.

All the Open Science Webinars 2022

  • Facilitating the sharing and reuse of qualitative data

    Qualitative data, which frequently appears in narrative form, is used in many fields of research, but its sharing and reuse is limited due to privacy, confidentiality and ethical reasons. This webinar will highlight two projects that facilitate the sharing and reuse of qualitative data.

    Free automated multi-language text anonymization for open science (FAMTAFOS) uses machine learning and natural language processing methods to replace sensitive information from text data automatically and render them anonymous. CaRe & DaRe develops a procedure that will enable reuse by making qualitative case study data FAIR without making data openly available.

    Date and time:

    Thursday, 17 November 2022, 15:00 - 16:00 CET



    Interested in the presentations? Download them below.

  • Interoperable Open Research

    Interoperability - a characteristic of a product or system to work with other products or systems - is crucial to combine datasets from different sources and thus to realise the benefits of open and FAIR data sharing. This webinar will highlight two projects that improve interoperability in two different fields of research.

    Date and time:

    Thursday, 15 September 2022, 15:00 - 16:00 CEST  (13:00 - 14:00 UTC).



    Interested in the presentations?

    • Egon's slides can be found here 
    • Download Jeroen and Sander's slides below.
  • Fair metrics for FAIR software

    Open Science entails that all research resources, including software, should be FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable). This comes with a need to assess the ‘FAIRness’ of software. This webinar will highlight a project that addresses the current lack of evaluated, community-endorsed metrics to assess software FAIRness and the tooling to support such assessment.

    Date and time:

    Thursday, 2 June 2022, 15:00 - 16:00 CEST  (13:00 - 14:00 UTC).


    Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Utrecht University


    Interested in the presentation of Anna-Lena? Download below.

  • Open tools for data enrichment and visualization

    Good communication about scientific findings relies on good data visualization. This webinar will highlight two projects that develop open tools for data enrichment and visualisation. 3DWorkSpace will facilitate the re-use of 3D models through the addition of annotations and narratives. Raincloudplots is a statistically robust, scientifically transparent, reproducible and aesthetically pleasing framework for data visualization.

    Date and time:

    Thursday, 14 April 2022, 15:00 - 16:15 CEST  (13:00 - 14:15 UTC).


    • Jill Hilditch and Jitte Waagen, University of Amsterdam, “3DWorkSpace - an open science/interactive tool for 3D datasets”. (Alas Jitte Waagen wasn't able to make it, fortunately her colleague Tijm Lanjouw could also speak with us about the project.)  
    • Roger Kievit, Radboud University, “Raincloudplots 2.0. A robust and transparent data visualisation tool”.


    Interested in the presentations of Jill and  Rogier? Download below:

  • Open Journals and non-profit publication infrastructures

    Information on the openness of scholarly journals is highly fragmented. This webinar will bring attention to two projects in the area of open access journals.  Governed by open science principles, SciPost journals publish open access, without paywalls or costs to authors. The Journal Observatory brings together journal information from different data sources under a single openly available interface.

    Date and time:

    Thursday, 17 February 2022, 15:00 - 16:15 CET  (14:00 - 15:15 UTC).


    • Jean-Sébastien, University of Amsterdam, “Next stage development of SciPost’s publishing infrastructure”.
    • Ludo Waltman, Leiden University, “Journal Observatory – Toward integrated information about the openness of scholarly journals”.


    Interested in the presentations of our speakers? Find them here:



The recordings

Webinar Open science series S1E1: Open Journals and non-profit publication infrastructures

Webinar Open science series S1E2: Open tools for data enrichment and visualisation

Webinar Open science series S1E3: Fair metrics for fair software

Webinar Open science series S1E4: Interoperable Open Research

Webinar Open science series S1E5: Facilitating the sharing and reuse of qualitative data

Download the presentations of the speakers