Open Science / Open Access

The UT fosters Open Science. The DCC is committed to the development of guides and tools that help UT researchers to make their research process, publications, software, and data open and/or FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable). In order to stimulate Open Science the DCC closely collaborates with the Open Science Community Twente.

Open Access support in your faculty / central

You find (policy) guidelines, practical tips, etc. at the University Library’s webpages on Open Access. The information specialist in your faculty can help you with any questions you have on OA. If they cannot help they will contact the central OA specialist.

Open access | Service Portal | University of Twente (

More information about Open Science: National Programme Open Science 


As a UT author you have many possibilities to publish Open Access (OA) in high-quality journals at no cost. You can do so in about 12000 OA journals that don’t charge costs, and in almost 10000 journals that offer submitting UT authors a 100% discount on the cost of OA publishing. The workflow for those discounts might seem a bit confusing at first glance, but that is why the Open Access Team has created tools and guidelines. Still in doubt? Contact the information specialist of your faculty or UT’s Open Access Team for support. UT’s Open Access Specialist Nicole Loorbach explains how the OA Team can help you.

Read the interview.

flowchart Open Access

As a UT author, you can publish Open Access in many high-quality journals at no cost to you. If you follow the steps in this OA flowchart you will easily see all your options & will no longer miss opportunities to publish OA at a 100% discount

The OS Community Twente (OSCT) 

The OS Community Twente serves as an inter-disciplinary, bottom-up community to promote, learn, share, and discuss OS practices. The OSCT regularly organizes free meetings: the Open Science Kitchen | Open Science Twente (

OSCTwente | Open Science Twente (

Practical Guide on Preprints

Preprints are [academic] manuscripts that have not been peer-reviewed or published in a traditional publishing venue. In Open Science and academic publishing, the preprint increasingly appears on the radar as an important element in academic communication. By posting preprints, academics can rapidly share their findings and build upon each other’s work.
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ITC Plan for Open Science 2021-2025 - Towards an Open Future

Open Science (OS) is an umbrella term comprising principles to increase the transparency of research. Besides Open Access to scientific articles, these principles contain public availability of reusable methods (e.g., code and tools), data, and educational materials. This document outlines a plan to achieve the transition towards OS. For a successful OS transition, the initiatives aim to address the Rewards & Recognition system, valorize Sharing & Collaboration, develop OS Knowledge & Skills, and foster Cultural change & Societal impact.
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