Response to the opinion piece ScienceGuide

An opinion piece was published on in response to article by Nature referring to Utrecht University abandonment of the #impactfactor. We appreciate academics expressing their concerns about #RecognitionRewards and we will engage in dialogue.

Universities present Knowledge Security Framework

On 8 July, the Dutch universities presented the Knowledge Security Framework to outgoing Minister of Education, Culture and Science Ingrid van Engelshoven. Pieter Duisenberg, President of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU): ‘We cherish transparency in science while also maintaining awareness of its potential downsides. With this framework, scientists and universities are gaining an even more precise tool for weighing the interests of open science against those of preventing undesired knowledge transfer.’