The Promise of Open Science

Sicco de Knecht
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‘Open Science is just Science done right.’ With these words the late open science activist-paleontologist John Tennant described the essence of the movement that is taking academia by storm. Open science embodies the will and aim to make research and education more accessible, more transparent and to bring science and society closer together. The Netherlands and Utrecht University specifically are taking the lead in this transition, but what does it mean for you?

In this interactive lecture Sicco de Knecht, Open Science programme manager, will take you on a personal journey through the experiences that inspired him to join the open science movement. Coming from a background in neurophysiology he will point out at what stages of the journey in your (academic) career you might encounter the shortcomings of the current academic climate and what can be done about it.

At the end of this hour you will know more, much more, about the open science movement and how it relates to the bigger picture of how science is done. We will talk about recognition and rewards, discuss weird incentives, and dabble in some career planning along the way.


About the speaker

Sicco de Knecht works as Open Science programme manager at Utrecht University. He is involved in the themes Recognition and Rewards and Open Education.

Curriculum Vitae:

  • 2016 - 2020: Editor in Chief
  • 2012 - 2016: PhD Candidate Neurophysiology (UvA)
  • 2009 & 2011: Programme Manager Psychobiology (BSc) and Neurobiology (MSc)
  • 2009 - 2012: Research Master Brain and Cognitive Sciences (UvA)
  • 2005 - 2008: Bachelor Psychobiology (UvA)

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