SURF Research Support Champions 2022: Sarah Coombs, Serkan Girgin, Michèle Huijberts

The SURF Research Support Champions 2022 are Sarah Coombs (Saxion University of Applied Sciences), Serkan Girgin (University of Twente) and Michèle Huijberts (Leiden University Medical Centre). The winners were announced during SURF Research Week, the annual event where research and IT meet. “In fact, all the research supporters nominated by their colleagues this year are winners,” stresses jury president Ron… Continue reading

Training Project Manager Digital Life Sciences (0.8 – 1 fte)

Landelijk platform op het terrein van data-gedreven levenswetenschappen (‘digital life sciences’). DTL vormt een partnership van universiteiten, medische centra, instituten en bedrijven en richt zich op het ontwikkelen en versterken van het landelijke expertise netwerk – en infrastructuur – voor onderzoek en innovatie op het terrein van digital life sciences in Nederland. We bundelen krachten met verschillende expertise-gemeenschappen en vormen… Continue reading

DTL joins Research Data Netherlands

February 2022 – Research Data Netherlands (RDNL), the partnership between 4TU.ResearchData, DANS and SURF welcomes Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL). With the arrival of DTL, RDNL can better serve all domains of science benefitting from a joint approach to training, long-term preservation and FAIR-based data stewardship. DTL joins the RDNL partnership and helps create a strong portfolio of activities… Continue reading

Publication How to be FAIR with your data

We are happy to announce the recent publication of “How to be FAIR with your data: A teaching and training handbook for higher education institutions”. The handbook was created by a group of about 40 collaborators (a.o. Mijke Jetten – DTL, Health-RI – and Ronald Cornet – Amsterdam UMC, ELIXIR-NL) in a series of book sprints and a subsequent editorial… Continue reading

Professionalising data stewardship with competences, training and education- A Dutch roadmap towards national implementation of FAIR data stewardship

As part of the National Programme Open Science (NPOS), the Professionalising data stewardship in the Netherlands report was recently published. This report provides arguments for urgent decisions and activities to ensure adequate data steward capacity in the Netherlands, in order to realise the ambitions for Open Science.  How are Open Science and FAIR data connected? The Dutch National Programme Open… Continue reading

Fostering FAIR Data Practices in Europe: what DTL/ELIXIR-NL contributes to FAIRsFAIR

What is Fostering Fair Data Practices (FAIRsFAIR)? FAIRsFAIR- Fostering Fair Data Practices in Europe- supports the board of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) with good (data) management of its services. EOSC was launched in 2016 to support the EU’s policy of Open Science. It aims to advance research data management by uniting existing and emerging European data infrastructures. Bundling… Continue reading

Recent developments around FAIR Data Stewardship presented at the FAIR Converge Symposium 2020

During the International FAIR Convergence Symposium organised by CODATA and GO FAIR CODATA and GoFAIR Nov 27 – Dec 4 DTL/ELIXIR-NL presented ongoing work advancing data stewardship training, skills and competences. Current developments in the Dutch National Program Open Science (NPOS) project F on ‘Professionalising data stewardship: Competences, training & education’ were summarized by Celia van Gelder. What’s more, Mijke… Continue reading

The COVID-19 pandemic reveals the importance of metadata standards

“For all those who publish original data, provide a clear description of your data” says Max Roser, program director of “Our World in Data”, a global database on testing for COVID-19 from the University of Oxford. The COVID-19 crisis has painfully highlighted the importance of maximizing the reusability of data. Descriptions of data are known as metadata. It is an… Continue reading

EOSC FAIR working group ‘How to move from FAIR principles to FAIR practice?’ needs your feedback

The EOSC FAIR working group needs your feedback on ‘How to move from FAIR principles to FAIR practice?’ In the working group’s webinar session last week, many questions about the recently developed reference list and report were asked, as well as on the process to create these. All of the questions, even the ones that could not be addressed during… Continue reading