The Vietsch Foundation was created by Willem Karel Vietsch (1952-2014) through his last will and testament. The foundation was established on the day of his death, the 23th of February 2014.
Karel was very involved in the Internet community. He spent a large part of his life working in the area of research and education networking, which he help developing with his energy, creativity and thorough methodical approach. Sadly, his early death, put a stop to Karel's mission to support people and new developments, therefore he created the Vietsch Foundation, with the official objective of promoting "research into and development of advanced technology for scientific research and higher education”, in the widest sense. Karel himself appointed the trustees of the Foundation.
Postal Address: c/o Broekweg 125, 3131HD Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
Tax Identification Number (RSIN): 853821690
Chamber of Commerce Number (KvK-nummer): 60235861
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The science-checker.opscidia.com is now publicly available. Funded in 2020/21 – The Science Checker project built a free to access search engine, developing a novel approach that verifies scientific claims by means of analysing the pertinent and available scientific literature. In the words of the developers the Science Checker: – facilitates access and exploration of scientific literature.– illustrates the need to analyze several studies in order to get a better idea of the state of scientific knowledge on a subject.– illustrates … read more
The Vietsch Foundation awards the 2021 Medal of Honour to Laurel Haak. Laurel L. Haak, Founding Executive Director of ORCID, is the recipient of the 2021 medal of honour of the Vietsch Foundation. The medal is awarded annually to people who have made a contribution of lasting value to the research and development of advanced Internet technology aimed to support science, research and higher education. The 2021 award ceremony was held online on the 22nd of June, during a plenary … read more