Monthly Round-up: April 2021

April has been a busy month of conferences, RDA Plenary sessions and welcoming new community members! This month’s round-up from 4TU.ResearchData features the latest news about 3D climate models, managing geospatial data with Python, and details about how to confess your coding catastrophes! 


  • Urban microclimate modelling with SPACERGY 

PhD student Daniella Maiullari received last year’s Data Refinement Fund to publish her CityGML 3D city models of Almere’s new urban district in 4TU.ResearchData

Read more about how Daniela’s datasets simulate the energy and microclimate of the district to be showcased at Floriade 2022.

  • ‘Python Essentials for GIS Learners’: A targeted FAIR research workshop 

Ashley Cryan and José Urra Llanusa from TU Delft’s Digital Competence Centre developed a 3-day online workshop to teach fundamental concepts of programming with Python, version control with Git, working with the command line, and how tools for each skill can be used to find, explore, produce, and share FAIR geospatial data.

Read more about their experience, lessons learned and plans to deliver future workshops!

  • Coding Confessions: Celebrating the SSI #COLLABW21 Hack Day Runners-up!

4TU.ResearchData’s data trainer, Eirini Zormpa, and collaborators won second place for their project, ‘Coding Confessions’, during the Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaboration Workshop Hack Day. The project invites you to confess your coding errors and normalise failure so that more people feel comfortable to share code!

Coding confessions needs YOU!
Read more about how you can get involved.

  • New to the crew at 4TU!

Zafer Öztürk holds a PhD in Chemistry and has joined the University of Twente as a data steward to support researchers and raise awareness about the FAIR data principles. Zafer loves to cook and practice yoga in his spare time. Welcome Zafer!

Did you see these datasets?

Last month’s top downloaded datasets in the 4TU.ResearchData data repository!

Urineweginfectie (UWI-casus) logboek
Pieternel Gunst
Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
Categories: Other Information and Computing Sciences, Information Systems, Business and Management, Clinical Health (organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions), Clinical Sciences
Keywords: event log, process mining, logboek, Urinary tract infection (UTI), Urineweginfectie (UWI), Ziekenhuis, Hospital, Real life event logs, IEEE Task Force on Process mining, ZIS, Ziekenhuis Informatie Systeem (ZIS)

View the dataset

Channel state information (WiFi traces) for 6  activities
Jeroen Klein Brinke
Institution: University of Twente
Categories: Information Systems
Keywords: CSI, Channel state information, Human activity recognition, Wifi traces

View the dataset

Technology in Motion Tremor Dataset: TIM-Tremor
Paulina Bank, Jian Zheng, Silvia Pintea, Elma Ouwehand, Suzanne de Bot, Jan van Gemert, Jacobus van Hilten
Institution: Delft University of Technology
Categories: Neurosciences
Keywords: Depth video, Movement disorders, Neurology, RGB video, Tremor

View the dataset


  • New vacancy for a Data Protection Officer

Join the team at TU Eindhoven as a data protection officer to strengthen the university’s data protection culture! If you’re interested in monitoring GDPR compliance, and assessing  policy, guidelines and processes against the applicable laws and regulations then this position is for you!
Apply before 9th May.

  • New vacancy for a DCC Coordinator

Join the team at the University of Twente as the coordinator of the Digital Competence Center. The coordinator will be part of the core DCC and will organise activities to promote proper research data management and further develop the roadmap for 100% FAIR data at the university!
Apply before 16th May.


Our highlights of the month!

The University of Twente Digital Competence Center’s Thematic Session: Introduction to Cloud Computing – CRIB and VRE on 19th April.

  • Serkan Girgin delivered a presentation about ITC’s cloud computing platform CRIB.

Dates for your diary

For upcoming events check out the Open Research Calendar!

We hope you enjoy the upcoming public holidays and see you next month!

If you have something to share in next month’s round-up from 4TU.ResearchData, please get in touch!

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