Knowledge Exchange: sharing knowledge and experience within Europe

The Knowledge Exchange (KE) partnership focuses on developing coherent policies to improve IT facilities and infrastructure in European research. KE comprises of leading national European organisations, including SURF.

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Knowledge Exchange

In the Knowledge Exchange project, together with five other European institutions, we exchange knowledge and experience about open science and the IT support that is required. Knowledge Exchange is primarily focused on collaboration between experts and institutions and the creation of coalitions of front runners in open science. The ‘Knowledge Exchange' platform is intended for institutions and partnerships that want to share knowledge, experience and information with regard to open science and its IT support. Initiatives for the development of new instruments or partnerships emerge as a result of this exchange.

Knowledge Exchange created by six partners

The KE partners are six major national organisations in Europe that are committed to the development of infrastructure and services to facilitate the use of digital technologies in higher education and research. They are:

  • CSC in Finland
  • CNRS in France
  • DeiC in Denmark
  • DFG in Germany
  • Jisc in the United Kingdom
  • SURF in the Netherlands


We share a clear vision with our five partners: the results of publicly funded scientific research must be accessible to everyone. To make this possible, we set up new activities based on the exchange of knowledge between experts in order to support digital infrastructure development.

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Expertise groups

Knowledge Exchange relies on two international expert groups. They discuss current developments and set up projects that also involve other experts. Dutch Open Access experts Saskia Woutersen-Windhouwer (Leiden University) and Jeroen Sondervan (Utrecht University) are part of the Open Access expert group. Clifford Tatum (CWTS) and Laurents Sesink represent the Netherlands in the Open Scholarship expert group.


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