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NWO subsidizes three Open Science research projects Tilburg University

Published: 27th October 2021 Last updated: 27th October 2021

Three Tilburg University research projects in the field of Open Science will receive a financial boost of up to 50,000 euros from NWO, the Dutch Research Council. NWO announced this on October 27 during the Open Access Week. By funding a total of 26 projects, NWO aims to contribute to the culture change needed to realize open science. The three Tilburg University projects will be conducted by Bennett Kleinberg, Jelte Wicherts and Willem Sleegers, all working at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Part of the assessment of the projects was the Open Science track record of the applicants, which counted for 10% in the assessment. 64% of Dutch researchers feel that Open Science is not sufficiently recognized and valued, according to a recent poll conducted by Markteffect on behalf of NWO. The interest in this first round of the Open Science Fund was high: a total of 167 admissible applications were assessed. The awarded projects cover a broad spectrum of new open science practices. A second round of grants will follow in the second half of 2022. 

The three Tilburg University open science projects:

FAMTAFOS: Free Automated Multi-language Text Anonymization For Open Science
ADIODA: Automatic Detection of Identifiers in Open Data
tidystats: A reference manager for statistics

For more information see the NWO website.