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