Maria Cruz and Hans de Jonge

Maria Cruz is Policy Advisor Open Science at the Executive Board Office of the Dutch Research Council, NWO. She developed the NWO Open Science Fund and is the contact person for the NWO data management policy. Maria has a PhD and research background in astrophysics and over 10 years of experience in scholarly publishing and communication. Over the last couple of years she specialized in engaging researchers with open science, in particular research data management and FAIR data. She is one of the authors of the Research Data Alliance “Engaging Researchers with Data Management: The Cookbook”. Hans de Jonge is open science policy lead at the Dutch Research Council (NWO), the major research council in the Netherlands. Hans is responsible for the open access and open data policies of NWO and is also engaged in projects to review incentives and rewards for open research practices. Hans is actively involved in the development of different aspects of Plan S. He also represents NWO in the National Platform Open Science in the Netherlands. Hans joined NWO in 2018. Previously he worked as program manager at the academic affairs unit of Utrecht University and at the Dutch Association of Universities (VSNU) where he headed the research policy unit. Hans is a historian by training.

Reward and Recognize Open Science?

Calls to align incentives in academia to promote open research practices are not new. However, in recent years research funders are increasingly implementing policies and schemes designed to promote open science practices amongst researchers. In this post, Maria Cruz and Hans de Jonge outline details of the Dutch Research Council’s (NWO) new Open Science Fund, which they suggest is the natural next step towards a culture of open science in Dutch research.

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