Monthly round-up: December 2020
As the end of a difficult year draws near, December brings some festive cheer!
Here’s the latest news, events and opportunities from 4TU.ResearchData…
- We have a CODATA Connect Essay Competition Winner!
Congratulations to TU Delft Data Steward from the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Esther Plomp, who was awarded the CODATA Essay Prize for ‘Going digital: persistent identifiers for research samples, resources and instruments’.
Esther’s article has been published in the Data Science Journal.
- Collaboration for FAIR computational data
Assistant Professor from the University of Twente , Arnd Hartmanns, told 4TU.ResearchData how conferences and competitions can help to build FAIR formal methods and tools in the field of Computer Science.
- COVID-19: A data curator’s perspective
Information Specialist, Eric Rumondor, shares his personal perspective of reviewing datasets uploaded to 4TU.ResearchData during the current pandemic.
- Farewell to Ellen the ‘Data Trainer’
The end of the year marks the end of an era as we say farewell to our Data Trainer, Ellen Verbakel, after 35 years of working at TU Delft. Ellen was responsible for coordinating several courses, including Essentials 4 Data Support, The Informed Researcher and Research Data Management 101.
We wish Ellen all the best for her future and a happy retirement with plenty of hiking!
- Welcome to our new members!
Earlier this month, Anna Westland joined 4TU.ResearchData as the web content editor and Lauren Besselaar joined as the events coordinator. Welcome to the team!
What happened in December?… Our highlights of the month!
- ‘Openness and Commercialisation: How the two can go together’ on December 3rd & 4th.
Hosted by CESAER in collaboration with others – Read the blog and watch the recordings.
- ‘International FAIR Convergence Symposium 2020’ from 27th November – 4th December.
Hosted by CODATA and GO FAIR – Watch the recordings.
- TU Delft ran another successful Software Carpentry Workshop on 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th December.
Thank you to all participants, helpers and instructors.
- The 4TU.ResearchData Data Stewards get together!
Data Stewards from TU Delft, University of Twente and TU Eindhoven met virtually for the first time to get to know one another, exchange knowledge and seek collaborations… More updates to follow in 2021!
Dates for your diary…
For upcoming events check out the Open Research Calendar!
- Accelerate Open Science Barcamp followed by #OSmeetupNL drinks on 14th January.
Registration will be open soon!
- Netherlands National Open Science Festival on 11th February.
Check out the programme and register.
- Mozilla Festival from 8th March.
Tickets will be available from the start of January.
- Collaborations Workshop 2021 (CW21) from 30th March to 1st April.
Register to attend.
- NWO Open Science Fund is now open!
The fund is available to support researchers to develop, test and implement innovative ways of making research open. Deadline for applications: 1st April.
Some light reading over the festive break?
In case you’re interested…
- ‘A FAIRy Tale – A fake story in a trustworthy guide to the FAIR principles for research data’. Written as part of the Danish ‘FAIR på tværs’/‘FAIR across’ project to explain the FAIR Data Principles, this resource is also available in print.
- Using virtual events to facilitate community building: event formats (Part I and Part II) – A guidebook created by the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement community… Inspiration for the return to work in January?
- Answers to five questions about FAIR data – An informative slide deck as part of outputs from the Accelerate Open Science project.
Happy Holidays from 4TU.ResearchData!
The team wishes you a very ‘Merry Christmas’ and a Happy New Year! See you in 2021!
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