Data stewardship roadshow in Utrecht

Until recently, Daphne van Beek worked as a data steward at the division of biomedical genetics of the University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU). She has developed a Data stewardship roadshow for scientists, featuring practical data stewardship solutions. In addition, she has initiated the DTL Data Stewards Interest Group. What would happen if your laptop was stolen today? Would you still… Continue reading

A journey around data stewardship initiatives in the Netherlands

One of DTL’s roles is to enable Dutch life science professionals to learn from each other’s experiences in organising data stewardship support and training. In a series of four articles, professionals that are committed to this share their story. Dr Salome Scholtens of the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) explains: “In the past, scientists managed all data-related aspects of their… Continue reading

Will you win the Dutch Data Prize 2018?

This year, the Dutch Data Prize will be awarded for the fifth time, to a researcher or research group that has made a special contribution to science by making research data accessible for new or additional research. Just as in 2016, there will be a Data Prize in three categories: humanities & social sciences, exact & technical sciences, and medical… Continue reading

Register for the RDM discussion list

At the IDCC conference in Barcelona earlier this year, the idea developed to have a Dutch RDM discussion list, comparable to the JISC RDM discussion list in the UK. This list is now available and will be hosted by the National Coordination Point Research Data Management (LCRDM). Ingeborg Verheul of the LCDRM explains: “The list will be hosted via Ecompass under the name… Continue reading

What do talented early career researchers think about research data management?

‘Early career researchers want Open Science’ is the title of a 2017 publication in Genome Biology by a group of talented early career researchers. They participated in the 2016 LERU summer school on Data Stewardship. Read the paper. The summer school took place in July 2016 and was organised by LERU, Leiden University, and Leiden University Medical Center. DTL supported the event. The… Continue reading

Science Europe and NWO launch initiative for aligning research data management policies

Science Europe and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) have launched an initiative for the voluntary international alignment of research data management policies. They presented the initiative on 30 January in Brussels, at the ‘Open Science and Sharing Research Data: Towards European Guidelines on RDM Procedures’ event. Open Science is high on the political and scientific agenda in Europe,… Continue reading

31 January: Webinar are we FAIR yet?

On 31 January 2018, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) will organise a webinar ‘Are we FAIR yet?’ The webinar will be presented by Michel Dumontier of Maastricht University. You can register on the RDA website. The webinar will be held on 31 January 2018 at 14:00 UTC and it is co-organised by the RDA Data Fitness and RDA/Force11 FAIRsharing (previously BioSharing). More… Continue reading

ELIXIR kicks off two new training-related Implementation Studies

In January 2018, two training-related Implementation Studies were started by ELIXIR. ELIXIR-NL plays a major role in both. “One of the new Implementation Studies focuses on data stewardship training,” says Celia van Gelder. She is one of the leaders of the ELIXIR Training Platform. “Data stewardship is not everyday practice for researchers. It is often considered an administrative task rather… Continue reading