CoNOSC consists of a coalition of national and Open Science policymakers and international experts from the UN-European region. 

CoNOSC Board

CoNOSC is governed by the CoNOSC Board. It currently has 3 Board Members:

Henriikka Mustajoki, Secretary General for Open Science, Finland, CoNOSC Board Chair

Henriikka Mustajoki

“The National level is an important connector of different Open Science initiatives at multiple levels of activity. CoNOSC will support national work for Open Science by connecting countries and other initiatives.”

Marin Dacos, National Open Science Coordinator, Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, France, CoNOSC Board Member

There is a need for open science coordination between countries at a European level and beyond. CoNOSC is a real opportunity to accelerate and amplify the open science roadmap.”

Karel Luyben, National Coordinator for Open Science, the Netherlands; President EOSC Association; CoNOSC Board Member

“CoNOSC will help countries create, update and coordinate their national open science policies.”

CoNOSC and its Board are supported by SPARC Europe. SPARC Europe facilitates knowledge-exchange activities, meetings and manages CoNOSC membership.


CoNOSC membership is open to at least all countries within the UN-European Region. 

CoNOSC members are generally national OS coordinators, ministry representatives with OS in their portfolio or high-level national OS experts, i.e. OS policy decision-makers. CoNOSC takes into account the differences in how Open Science is organised across countries and takes a flexible approach when recruiting members. Members can be nominated by the CoNOSC Board, by other members. National OS co-ordinators may also reach out to request joining CoNOSC.

Members actively participate in the network by updating CoNOSC on national policy developments and priorities and by engaging in dialogue on key policy matters. 

CoNOSC member meetings occur 3-4 times per year. The last CoNOSC meeting took place on 3 Feb 2022. Membership is free of charge.

Find out more about membership.