INOSC is an international network of local Open Science & Open Scholarship communities (OSC). OSCs are hubs where academics learn from their peers how to make their workflows more open. Over 1000 academics have joined OSCs, ready to put Open Science to practice!

Want to know more?

Check out our video or click on the image below to go to the website of the OSC of your choice.

Vision and Mission

The norms and practices in academia are shifting towards Open Science (OS). This shift is an ongoing process and involves universities, research funders, public administration and publishers, all across the globe. There is no doubt that OS is the way forward. However, stakeholders have different perspectives on how to implement OS. Hence, the practical implementation of the path towards a more open academic world is still unclear.

We believe that the research community itself is best suited to lead change – those who put OS to practice. That is why local bottom-up Open Science Communities are crucial in this transition. OSCs engage and enable academics to make their workflows more open, and allow them to articulate the opportunities and obstacles they experience, to policy makers and providers of research infrastructure and services (for more info, check out the article on the right).

Our mission is to make INOSC:

  • BIGGER: increase the number of OSCs around the globe, by providing on-boarding and mentoring

  • BETTER: Make local OSCs more successful, by stimulating knowledge exchange amongst local OSCs and facilitating collaboration

  • STRONGER: Shaping the international Open Science landscape, by providing input to international research policy, infrastructure and services, on behalf of our community members

Board Members

Loek Brinkman
the Netherlands

Hardy Schwamm

Anita Eerland
the Netherlands

Markus Konkol
the Netherlands

Start your own Open Science Community

Want to start your own OSC at your university and join INOSC? Great! Please contact us and have a look at our OSC Starter Kit ( A ‘sneak peak’ is provided below.

[01.] Prepare & launch

  • Find founding members
  • Connect with us!
  • Be visible
  • Attract initial members
  • Connect to other initiatives
  • Launch!

[03.] Foster & maintain

  • Foster diversity and inclusivity
  • Interact with institutional stakeholders
  • Interact with society

[02.] Grow & inspire

  • Attract members
  • Inspire open science practices

[04.] Dream & scheme

  • The future is open!