Monthly round-up: February 2021

Spring is the season of new beginnings…  The February edition of our newsletter from 4TU.ResearchData introduces new community members and a new FAIR Data Fund!


  • FAIR Data Fund 2021 – Call for applications opens 1st March!

A maximum budget of €3.500 is available to researchers at TU Delft, TU Eindhoven and the University of Twente to cover the costs of making their research data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (The FAIR Data Principles). 

Applicatons open on Monday 1st March and close on Wednesday 31st March 2021.
Read more or contact for more information.

  • Throwback to the Data Refinement Fund 2020!
    Monitoring obesity patients with innovative technologies

Assistant Professor Natalia Romero Herrera from the Faculty of Industrial Design at TU Delft was one of last year’s Data Refinement Fund recipients. 

In this article, we learn how Natalia used the funds to anonymise personal data from human study participants and prepare her dataset for online publication in 4TU.ResearchData.

Welcome to the new recruits!

Chiara Gallese Nobile joined the team of data stewards at TU Eindhoven as a specialist in IT and privacy law. After completing her PhD in Japanese Private International Law at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Chiara has dedicated her research career to law, technology, AI ethics and GDPR, and has worked as a privacy consultant for multinational companies.

Phuong Truong completed her PhD in Geoscience at Wageningen University (WUR) and started her position as a data steward at TU Eindhoven. She is particularly interested in the creation of FAIR and reproducible code, and participating in the Software Carpentries!

After studying her Professional Doctorate in Engineering at TU/e, Floor Luub is excited to assist researchers with their data management as the new data steward in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at TU Eindhoven.

Diana Popa joined TU Delft as a data steward in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment after almost 7 years of teaching and research activities at Politehnica University of Bucharest. She has a background in social sciences and during her PhD she studied how trust works in the virtual environment.

Join the DCC team at TU Delft!

TU Delft’s Digital Competence Center is seeking an enthusiastic and inspiring coordinator to lead the team of Data Managers and Research Software Engineers.

Apply online by 3rd March!


What did we get up to in February ? Our highlights of the month:

Dates for your diary…

For upcoming events check out the Open Research Calendar!

Worth a watch!

Take a look at the Open Science Communities video with contributions from Anita Eerland, Loek Brinkman (OSC Utrecht), Brian Nosek (Center for Open Science), Frank Miedema (Chair of Open Science Programme Utrecht), Emmy Tsang (OSC Delft), Zsuzsika Sjoerds (OSC Leiden) and  Antonio Schettino (OSC Rotterdam).

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