User Guide

Services for Supporting Institutions

Not sure whether your institution supports the Open commons? Check the list of supporting institutions here.


We can create a bespoke conference website with a custom url (e.g., where all the relevant information of your event is displayed, with your own design scheme.


If you are interested in hosting a website on the Open Commons, either for your research project, your institute or for an event (conference, workshop, etc.), please contact Patrick Flack. He will answer your questions, setup a meeting, a provide support during all phases of the project.


The Open Commons provides you with free tutoring, so that you can make the best out of this tool. If you are interested, we can also make a bespoke website, which will display and archive all your events information with a custom design we will create with and for you.

Open Access Publishing

If you have a journal or book series project, you can set it up for free with the Open Commons. The Open Commons will also host and manage the website for free, and can provide additional (paying) support with editorial processes (e.g. peer-review, copy-editing, etc.).

Research Data Management

The Open Commons can offer advice on the development of your own research data management plan, in particular in the context of grant applications.

We also offer to provide custom datasets that you can integrate in your own project, or use as an existing basis when writing grant applications. We provide custom support to ensure you understand and use the data effectively.