The Flemish Government approved the Flemish Open Science policy plan and the establishment of the Flemish Open Science Board (FOSB). The mandate of the FOSB is to develop the policy on Open Science and to advise on how to spend the resources that will be used for this purpose.
FOSB is the strategic steering body of the Flemish Research Data Network (FRDN), a network of 36 Flemish research performing organizations that collaborate on Open and FAIR data. FRDN supports individual institutions to implement the Open Science policy of the Flemish government, and to connect with international initiatives, such as the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
Funders and assistance
In line with European funders, Belgian research funders require Data Management Plans (DMP) and support Open Science. Consult the funders’ webpage and their policy about data management and Open Science.
- Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO).
- The Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO).
- Kom op tegen Kanker.
- Special Research Fund (BOF) from Universities.
- Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS).
- EU-Team and/or Research support team from Universities.
- National Contact Points (NCPs) for help with navigating the EU funding system.
Tools and resources
Tailored to users in Belgium
Developed and/or deployed by institutions and organisations in Belgium.Skip tool table
RDM Guide describes Belgian data management guidelines, resources, tools and services available for researchers in Life Sciences.
|Researcher Data Steward
Galaxy Belgium is a Galaxy instance managed by the Belgian ELIXIR node, funded by the Flemish government, which utilizing infrastructure provided by the Flemish Supercomputer Center (VSC).
|Researcher Data analysis
This instance of DMPonline is provided by the DMPbelgium Consortium. We can help you write and maintain data management plans for your research.
|Data Steward Researcher Data management plan
PIPPA, the PSB Interface for Plant Phenotype Analysis, is the central web interface and database that provides the tools for the management of the plant imaging robots on the one hand, and the analysis of images and data on the other hand.
|Plant Phenomics Plant sciences Data Steward Researcher Research Software Engi...
Belnet is the privileged partner of higher education, research and administration for connectivity. We provide high-bandwidth internet access and related services for our specific target groups.
|Data Steward Researcher Research Software Engi... Data transfer
|Flemish Supercomputing Center (VSC)
VSC is the Flanders’ most highly integrated high-performance research computing environment, providing world-class services to government, industry, and researchers.
|Data Steward Research Software Engi... Data analysis Data storage
Belgium contributes to
Institutions and organisations in Belgium are actively involved in the development of the following tools and resources.Skip tool table
A data Management Platform for organising, sharing and publishing research datasets, models, protocols, samples, publications and other research outcomes.
|NeLS Plant Phenomics Microbial biotechnology Plant sciences Documentation and meta... Data storage
Open, web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research. Whether on the free public server or your own instance, you can perform, reproduce, and share complete analyses.
|Marine Metagenomics Single-cell sequencing Data analysis Data provenance Data storage
|Tool info Training
WorkflowHub is a registry for describing, sharing and publishing scientific computational workflows.
|Galaxy Data analysis Data provenance
|Tool info Standards/Databases Training
|ENA upload tool
The program submits experimental data and respective metadata to the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA).