Open Science Fund

The University of Twente stimulates its employees to:

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publish their scientific output open access in a peer-reviewed OA journal, and to

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make their research data sustainably accessible in a Trusted Repository, where their research data are kept verifiable, replicable and reusable for the long term, even if the hardware and software become obsolete.

To that end, the University of Twente offers its employees financial incentives in the form of the Open Science Fund. University of Twente employees may apply for one OA publishing grant and one OA research data grant per year.

OA publishing grant

The Open Science Fund subsidizes part of the APCs for scientific articles that are (to be) published in a peer-reviewed OA journal. The grant only applies to peer-reviewed OA journals registered in the Directory of Open Access Journals. The grant does not apply to subscription-based journals that offer to publish your article OA at additional cost.

You are eligible for an OA publishing grant when you meet all of these conditions:

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You are the corresponding author of the article.

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The article will state ‘University of Twente’ as your affiliation.

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The article will be published in a quality OA, peer-reviewed journal registered in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

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You can only apply for an OA publishing grant in the year that your article was accepted for publication.

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You have not received or applied for another Open Access grant for this article.

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You have not received an OA publishing grant from the Open Science Fund in the same calendar year.

This grant subsidizes 50 per cent of the APCs and will be awarded on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. The grant is a reimbursement, so your research group will have to pay the publisher first.

To apply for an OA publishing grant from the Open Science Fund, email your information specialist. Your email should include:

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the link to the article,

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the publisher’s invoice or payment receipt, and

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the OFI number for transferring the grant.

OA research data grant

The Open Science Fund subsidizes (part of) the cost of archiving static research data and making these sustainably accessible in a Trusted Repository. University of Twente researchers are advised to use 4TU.ResearchData for technical and natural sciences data, and DANS for social sciences and humanities data. Both individual researchers and research groups striving for sustainable access to research data are invited to apply.

You are eligible for an OA research data grant when all of these conditions are met:

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For individual researchers: You were a University of Twente employee when the research data were collected. For research groups: Your research group is part of the University of Twente.

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You/your group strives for sustainable access to your (group’s) research data.

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Your static research data will be archived and made sustainably accessible via a Trusted Repository, preferably 4TU.ResearchData or DANS.

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The data either belong to one or more publications, or the raw or edited data do not belong to one or more publications, but are important for verification, replication, or reuse.

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You/your research group selected the data based on clearly described criteria, such as quality of the data, importance of verification/replication, and value for reuse. Besides data, descriptions, and documentation of datasets and, if necessary, the data-collection, data-generation or data-processing instruments are included in the selection.

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Data, datasets, descriptions, documentation, and instruments are of good quality and meet legal and contractual requirements.

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Other funding possibilities are not available.

This grant subsidizes up to €2,500.00 of the cost of making research data sustainably accessible and will be awarded on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

To apply for an OA research data grant from the Open Science Fund, email your information specialist.