Open Science Research & IT

In collaboration with our members we are constantly developing new IT solutions for research. Together, we are working on Open Science, handling data, the best infrastructure and skill development. This is how we address the challenges of tomorrow.

Getting started

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All services for data management

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

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SURF Data Repository

Have you completed your research and do you want to make the data available to others? SURF Data Repository offers long-term storage of large datasets
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SURF and open science

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

Reinforcement Agenda Practice-oriented Research

13 universities of applied sciences work together to strengthen practice-based research.
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Universities of applied sciences show that they are 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.
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Innovation projects

National 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. Together with NWO, KNAW, VSNU, Vereniging Hogescholen and NFU, SURF endorses the Nationaal Open Science Plan.

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European Open Science Cloud

In Europe, open science is stimulated 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 related to the EOSC.

Earth observation big data

The C-SCALE project enables big data analytics for earth observation at an unprecedented scale.

Collaborate with European researchers through Science Mesh

The CS3MESH4EOSC project aims to create a federated infrastructure of sync-and-share services hosted by various organisations world-wide: Science Mesh.

Public-private partnerships

SURF supports and facilitates public-private partnerships with knowledge about digitisation and IT infrastructure, and by bringing parties together.
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