From the Open Publishing Fest 2020 a panel was convened by Bianca Kramer, Jeroen Bosman, Jeroen Sondervan (Utrecht University Library) to address guidelines being put in place to govern open infrastructures.

The hour long discussion shows that there is a lot more work that needs to be done to facilitate Open Science and create an open market or commons – whichever term you prefer.

The guidlines being referred to are, in reverse order:

In the past years, principles around open scholarly infrastructure have been proposed to provide guidance on development and procurement of services, among others by SPARC NA. As a next step, in the Netherlands, a set of guidelines, now [May 2020] under open consultation, will inform future terms and conditions for collaborations with third parties on research information.

These guiding principles address:

  • ownership of (meta)data
  • enduring access
  • trusted and transparent provenance
  • open collaboration with the market
  • interoperability
  • community-owned governance

But how do these resonate with service providers? If the recent result of the Dutch negotiations with Elsevier shows anything, it is that there are multiple interpretations as to what collaboration on open science infrastructure means. In this session, we intend to have a discussion with open science specialists and providers of open scholarly infrastructure. Do for-profit and non-profit providers have different interests in this regard? Will these principle-based collaborations fit the goals of open science? Organized by Bianca Kramer, Jeroen Bosman, Jeroen Sondervan (Utrecht University Library)

Open Publishing Festival 2020: Open Infrastructure principles for third party involvement. 29 May 2020.

Participants: Jean-Sébastien Caux (SciPost), Emma Ganley (, Vanessa Proudman (SPARC Europe, SCOSS), Kristen Ratan (Stratos), Egon Willighagen (Scholia/Wikidata, Maastricht University)

Acknowledgements: The text above is taken from YouTube with some additions by the GenR Editorial Büro, CC BY – Channel Liberate Science.