The tradition of the Open Science Meetings (OSMs) began in 2002, when Indonesia and the Netherlands reconfirmed their long history of scientific cooperation. Six OSMs have been organised so far by various Indonesian and Dutch institutions. Each one has been innovative and addressed topical themes of mutual interest to the two countries.
Recurring themes include synergies between differing disciplines (notably the social and natural sciences) and between science and society. Such synergies have led to interesting research partnerships in the social and natural sciences, for example in the East Kalimantan Programme and the Agriculture beyond Food Programme.
More information about the previous Open Science Meetings is available on the KNAW-website.