Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Open Science Tools, Data & Technologies for Efficient Ecological & Evolutionary Research

07Dec2017 08Dec2017 12:00


Join us in Amsterdam on 7 & 8 December for a series of free workshops and a mini-symposium on exciting developments around Open Science for Eco-Evo research!


Open Science has become a scientific mainstream. A substantial intellectual and financial input has been invested into developing e-infrastructures, services, and tools that enable Open Science, including Open Data, Open Source (Code) and Open access to publications. Current uptake of these elements in Ecology and Evolution is slow, yet these fields can greatly benefit from the implementation of already developed tools and services.


Workshops will offer training in several aspects of Open Science that can greatly benefit researchers: use of Open Data in research, conducting reproducible analysis, adding value to your code, funding opportunities in implementing Open Science and others. Workshops will be preceded by a mini symposium (half-day), introducing Open Science from a perspective of early-career and established ecological researchers and frontline advocates of Open Science.


NIOO-KNAW and DANS-KNAW are the main organizers of the workshop, with technical, intelectual, and financial support by IBED. Our plenary speakers for the mini symposium include ecologists with an interest in Open Science, and Open Science advocates. Our trainers expertise covers a range of Open Science tools and practices, with a specific focus on ecological/evolutionary research.


Amsterdam: the mini-symposium will take place at the historical Linnaeus Library of the Artis Zoo. The workshops will take place at the Amsterdam Science Park .


For any questions, suggestions, and sponsoring opportunities please contact organizers Antica Culina (NIOO-KNAW) or or Cees Hof (DANS-KNAW)

Published by  IBED