Open Science in Research Libraries, 12 – 16 June 2017
(Erasmus+ Staff Mobility – Knowledge Sharing)

How can we increase the accessibility of our research content?

Should we choose for green or golden open access, what are the pro’s and con’s?

How do we manage sensitive research data keeping Open Science in mind?

The higher education and research world is shifting rapidly from traditional and classroom based to more and more interactive and digital. This change brings on new challenges for research libraries as well. Join us during an interactive and hands-on week where we tackle different topics concerning Open Science on 12-16 June 2017!


The programme consists of two days at TU Delft Library (Monday and Tuesday) and two days at Erasmus University Library Rotterdam (Thursday and Friday). On Wednesday we offer a ‘wildcard program’ where you can choose from a selection of activities that are not necessarily connected to the Open Science theme in Delft or Rotterdam. You could also visit another University (Library) in the Netherlands.

Topics include:

  • Licensing
  • Open Access
  • Research Data Management
  • Education Support
  • Web-based repository and Open Access

Do you have topics regarding Open Science you would like to discuss with colleagues? Which problems do you encounter in your daily work practice? We will share our views and outlooks on Open Science, but we invite you to share your knowledge as well. We are looking for an interactive group dynamic. If you wish to discuss specific topics, please let us know and we will find a way to address them!

Applying & deadline
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In addition we would like to receive your resume at

The number of participants is limited to 16 with a maximum of 2 people per institution. The selection will be made according to two criteria:

  • Motivation and reasons for taking part in this program
  • Occupation in relation to Open Science activities

The deadline for application is Monday April 3, 2017.

You will receive a confirmation of your registration. In early April you can expect an email, after selection, confirming your participation. You will then also be invited to join our online platform to become acquainted with the other participants beforehand, and to receive further information.

Erasmus+ funding
The programme is eligible for Erasmus+ funding. All coffee breaks and lunches are included, as well as travel costs from Delft to Rotterdam on Wednesday. We can also help you finding a suitable hotel for you stay.

The Universities and their Libraries

Erasmus University Rotterdam
Founded in 1913, Erasmus University Rotterdam is currently one of the biggest universities of the Netherlands with a student population of 23,000 and a research community of circa 1,400. Scholars and students in seven faculties and two institutions work on global social challenges in the areas of health, wealth, governance and culture.

The Erasmus University Rotterdam Library excels in services behind the scenes such as an intelligent web-based Repository, the measurement of impact through Research Intelligence Services, and a broad program on Research Data Management, that focuses on privacy and security. Furthermore the library distinguishes itself with a program on Information Literacy and Academic Skills.

TU Delft
The Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) was founded in 1842 and has a full range of high-quality disciplines, courses and facilities in the engineering sciences divided over eight faculties, and has a population of nearly 22,000 students.

TU Delft Library has trusted Repositories in place for different publication types, data and cultural heritage. The university offers a comprehensive Open Science program to increase awareness and promote the opportunities of Open Research as well as Open Online Education. The programme will be highlighted in 2017 during ‘Year of Open’, when the campus will be full of Open Science activities.