The OSCAWARDS celebrate the many ways of contributing to open science and transparent research culture. Researchers, educators, support staff and students are invited to submit case studies describing their completed or ongoing projects, contributions by teams are particularly encouraged. Submission deadline: December 15.

The Open Science Community Amsterdam (OSCA) is part of OSC-NL a network of coordinators of Dutch open science communities, aiming to promote collaborations between communities and open science principles and methodologies. Through the OSCAWARDS, open science in Amsterdam is highlighted. All groups and projects with open science related aspects or challenges can be nominated for the awards. The Open Science Community Amsterdam (OSCA) receives financial support from VU Amsterdam, HvA and UvA.

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Celebrate the many ways of contributing to open science and transparent research culture.

Target group

All support staff, researchers, educators, and students based in Amsterdam are welcome to submit Open Science projects or nominate someone else’s for the OSCAwards 2023.

What can be applied for

Eight prizes of €200,- in four different categories of Open Science.


  1. Open Access / Open Data / Open Materials / Open Software
  2. Transparency / Metascience / Preregistration / Reproducibility
  3. Citizen Science / Societal Impact / Community Engagement
  4. Open Educational Resources / Open Educational Practices

Eligibility / evaluation criteria

The jury will judge entries based on their adherence to the following criteria*:

  • The project’s fit within the specified category
  • The quality of the application
  • The alignment of the project with open science values
  • The project's potential and implementation of knowledge exchange

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: December 15
  • Award ceremony: January 25, SPUI25 Amsterdam


* Please note, it is required to include references to the work you describe in your project, for instance, the URL to the open educational materials, free software package, the preregistration/other scientific output etc. If it is not possible to provide references to your work, a justification is required which will be evaluated by the jury.