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The Netherlands has been frontrunner in the transition to Open Science.

The Dutch government has mandated all universities to have 100% Open Access to academic publications by 2024 and has recently broadened its scope to research data. These plans can only succeed by national cooperation of all parties involved.

The chairman of Tilburg University is one of three main negotiators with the publishers. As such, the university is expected to be leading the development of policies in Open Science and the monitoring of progress.

In this talk, Hylke Annema of Tilburg University will tell us about the current developments in the Netherlands and at Tilburg University.

Discussion among participants about best practices is highly encouraged.


Hylke Annema is head of the Research Support Office of Tilburg University in the Netherlands. After obtaining his Sociology degree he has worked as researcher for the Ministry of the Interior and as policy advisor for the Executive Board of the university. A short break at the magnificent city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch has taught him the ins and outs of regional and national cooperation networks and strategic development.

At the Tilburg University Library he is currently responsible for the development of policies in the field of Open Science and Research Data Management. Other activities include general library development, research intelligence and management of the (digital) library collection. Though Hylke doesn’t tweet often, you can follow him on @hylkeannema.


Event date: 
Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 - 01:00
Event location: 
Sir Geoffrey Keynes Room, Cambridge Universtiy Library, Cambridge CB3 9DR
Event time: 
10:00 - 11:00