Monthly Round-up: May 2021

May’s round-up from 4TU.ResearchData introduces our FAIR Data Fund Spring Call grantees, a new ‘testimonials’ page and a re-cap of our first community call event!


  • FAIR Data Fund Spring call: Meet the grantees

Congratulations to University of Twente researchers:
 Frank HalfwerkMichelle KipRia WolkorteJoão Moreira and Thomas Groen;
and, to Delft University of Technology researchers:
 Claudiu Forgaci and Pavlo Bazilinskyy on their successful FAIR Data Fund applications!

Meet the Spring Call grantees and learn more about their FAIR data refinement plans. 

4TU.ResearchData’s FAIR Data Fund offers researchers an opportunity to apply for financial aid to cover the costs of making their data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (The FAIR principles).

Environmental and computational hydrodynamics researcher, Giordano Lipari, expressed his gratitude for the support he received from technical staff at 4TU.ResearchData when uploading large datasets to the repository. 

Giordano published a 735 GB data collection of five datasets containing 1650 files that were created during a post-doctoral project at TU Delft.

Take a look at Giordano’s data and testimonial

  • Interdisciplinary research data: Challenges and observations from a data stewards perspective

At the recent Research Data Alliance (RDA) 17th Plenary meetingYan WangInna KouperEva Méndez and Connie Clare co-chaired a Bird of a Feather (BOF) session about the Challenges of Curating Data from Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Research

Read Yan’s session summary to learn more about interdisciplinary research, it’s added value and the data management challenges it presents for researchers and research support professionals.

Did you see these datasets?

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

Public Benchmark Dataset for Testing rPPG Algorithm Performance

Author(s): Wouter HoffmanDaniel Lakens
Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
Categories: InformationSystemsArtificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Keywords: PPGi, Public benchmarking, Remote photoplethysmography (rPPG), Reproducibility

View the dataset

Protein function prediction using pre-trained ELMO embeddings

Author(s): Stavros Makrodimitris
Delft University of Technology
CategoriesBiochemistry and Cell BiologyArtificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Keywords: Amino acid sequence, Bioinformatics, CAFA, Computational biology, Feature learning techniques, Protein function prediction

View the dataset


What did we get up to this month?

4TU.ResearchData’s first community call

Last month, we hosted our first community call based on the theme, ‘Building a Culture of Collaboration’.

We celebrated six months of the 4TU.ResearchData Community and learned about ‘Building Open Communities of Collaboration’ from The Turing Way Community Lead, Malvika Sharan.

Watch the recording & read our post-event survey summary.

Dates for your diary

For upcoming events check out the Open Research Calendar!

Join the DCC Thematic Session!

The University of Twente’s next DCC Thematic session: ‘What to do with the data after your research?’ takes place on 31st May.

Register now!

Join us in the Open Science Kitchen!

The next Open Science Kitchen event organised by the Open Science Community Twente will focus on ‘Engaging society: How public outreach meets Open Science‘. 

Join us on June 24th at 14:00 using this meeting link

Summer vacation is right around the corner! We look forward to bringing you more hot topics in June.

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

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