Open science Research & ICT

SURF aims to make the entire research process more accessible. We do this by developing policy, infrastructure and tools together with researchers and institutions. That is how we make open science easier.

Getting started

All services for data management

Store, manage, share and reuse your research data securely.

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SURF and open science

Together with research institutions, SURF makes the ICT and research infrastructures in the Netherlands suitable and inviting for open science.
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Knowledge and inspiration

Vlog: Universities of Applied Sciences show that they care about Open Science

Universities of applied sciences do a lot to make practice-based research open and accessible. See what's going on behind the scenes in these vlogs (in Dutch).

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Innovation projects

National Open Science Plan

Together with NWO, KNAW, VSNU, Vereniging Hogescholen and NFU, SURF endorses the Nationaal Open Science Plan. Our ambition is to make all research data suitable for reuse and to make all research results available as open-access publications.

European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) logo


In Europe, open science is promoted and supported by the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). In order to give Dutch researchers easy access to this cloud, SURF is participating in various EU projects around the EOSC.

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Community Services: co-creation with communities

SURF collaborates closely with researchers on the development of new ICT services. 
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