The Open Science Festival 2022 calls for cases for the Open Science Festival on 1 September 2022. The call is open to all researchers and PhD students from Dutch universities, universities of applied sciences and research institutes.  

The 2022 Open Science Awards focus on societal engagement. Do you have an example of how you have engaged with society or societal partners as part of your research process(es) that you want to share to inspire others?

Open Science Awards

The Open Science Awards recognise and reward researchers or research students who have used Open Science to make their research more accessible, transparent, or reproducible. This year the focus is on Societal Engagement, one of the critical pillars of Open Science.  

Methods for achieving societal engagement include: 

  • Citizen and community involvement in the generation of knowledge   
  • Dialogue between scientists, policymakers and practitioners, entrepreneurs, and community members during the research process such that they can voice their concerns, needs, and aspirations
  • Citizen science and the co-creative participation of citizens or societal partners at any stage of the research process. 
  • Inclusion of other knowledge systems, lay knowledge, or traditional knowledge within the research process.


Submit your use case!

More information and submissions

You can submit your call until 3 June 2022. The top five use cases will each receive a prize of €250, and an award will be handed over at the Open Science Festival in Amsterdam on 1 September 2022.  

You can also look at the Open Science Use Cases from the 2021 edition (#OSF2021NL) or the Reading University Open Research Award Use Cases resulting from a similar call for case studies.

For more information and your submission, visit