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Welcome to the homepage of Open Science Uppsala, the local Open Science community in Uppsala.

Open Science is the application of the scientific method in the most transparent way possible, such as Open Access papers, Open (and FAIR) Data, Open Code, open peer-review, preregistration and registered reports, resulting in research that is (more likely to be) reproducible.

This group discusses the pros and cons of Open Science by means of discussing papers and inviting speakers.

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Next activity


We usually have a speaker at the second Friday of the month.

When Where What
2024-05-17 16:15-17:00 USB [1], Studion Richèl Bilderbeek: on publishing the analysis of exploratory research before having seen the data
2024-06-14 16:15-17:00 USB [1], Studion Nicole Teroni, Unlocking Access: Language, Literacy, and Learning in Open Science
2024-07-12 . . Summer holiday
2024-08-09 . . Summer holiday
2024-09-13 16:15-17:00 USB [1], Studion Paul Jacobson: Brain Training
2024-10-11 16:15-17:00 USB [1], Studion Christopher Erdmann and Elin Kronander, Open science at SciLifeLab - the infrastructure unit’s role in advancing open science in Sweden and beyond
2024-11-08 16:15-17:00 USB [1], Studion Free slot!
2024-12-13 16:15-17:00 USB [1], Studion Free slot!

See ‘events’ for our past activities.

Map, from OpenStreetMap. We are at 1.

  1. Uppsala Stadsbibliotek, Svartbäcksgatan 17
  2. Domkyrkan
  3. Stora torget
  4. Uppsala Central Station

The ground floor of Uppsala Stadsbibliotek. We are in the room called ‘Studion’

Open Science Uppsala in the news


This is a regular schedule for a meeting. Note that the speaker is boss regarding (1) the exact time to start, (2) the time to yes/no take questions.

When What
15:30-16:00 Speaker and OSU host prepare
16:00-16:15 Audience is welcome
16:15-16:16 Introduction about OSU
16:16-16:45 Talk
16:45-17:00 Questions
17:00 onwards End of meeting, option to join us to the pub after cleaning


These are the Frequently Asked Questions, also called ‘FAQ’.

The sections are:

Section Description
Open Science About Open Science
Open Science Uppsala About us
Website About this website
Information for speakers Information for speakers
Volunteering Volunteering at OSU
Contact How to contact us

Open Science

What is Open Science?

Open Science is a different thing for different people. A attempt of a definition that could be given:

Open Science is using the scientific method, taking into account that scientists are human.

This means:

A more extensive picture:

Redrawn slide from presentation of Ana Persic, Division of Science Policy and Capacity-Building (SC/PCB), UNESCO (France) presentation to Open Science Conference 2021, ZBW — Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Germany. Caption and image from Wikipedia, image created by RobbieIanMorrison

Which literature do you recommend?

Open Science Uppsala

What is the goal of Open Science Uppsala?

What activities does Open Science Uppsala organize?

Activities by OSU are, among others:

See ‘Activities’ :-)

Please contact @richelbilderbeek at if you want to organize or participate in activities.

How can I follow Open Science Uppsala?

You can follow us by:

Why is Open Science Uppsala at the Stadsbibliotek? Why not at the university?

Because the meetings are intended to be open to everyone that wants to discuss the scientific method in general and Open Science in particular.

What will not be accepted in discussions?

Which similar communities are there in Uppsala?

Please add your Open Science community in Uppsala by Contact @richelbilderbeek at and I will happily add your Uppsala community here :-)

Which similar communities are there online?

There are many, here I list communities that have members in Uppsala:

Contact @richelbilderbeek at and I will happily add your online community here :-)


Why did you start this website?

As the Open Science community in Uppsala is small. At the time this website was created, it was the first website.

What is the goal of this website?

To connect people that are interesting in learning more about Open Science.

Email list

What is policy of the email list?

See the newsletter archive for previous newsletters.


What is the Twitter policy?

See the tweets archive for previous tweets.

Information for speakers

What can I do?

You are boss here.

Here are some suggestions:

What is the schedule?

Half an hour before the meeting, you’ll have the time to prepare. The first 15 minutes, the audience comes in. Then you have 45 minutes left, that you can fill in yourself. For example, you can do 30 minutes of talking and 15 minutes of questions.

Note that you are boss here. If you want more/less time for questions, it will be so :-)

What are the technical properties of the room?


Who are the team members?

Ordered alphabetically on first name:

What is the current structure of Open Science Uppsala?

Who are the reserve team members?

Yup, we even have a reserve team. Here they are!

Ordered alphabetically on first name:

I want to help organize! Am I welcome?

Yes, everyone is welcome.

I want to help organize! How does the team work?

The volunteers determine what Open Science Uppsala is, hence voting is democratic: most votes win. All votes are equal. For bigger change, the chair can request a two-third majority vote.

I want to help organize! What can I do?


You can:


How do I contact Open Science Uppsala

Open Science Uppsala homepage link

QR code to Open Science Uppsala homepage