June is almost over and summer vacation is right around the corner! This month’s round-up from 4TU.ResearchData brings a mix of news, events and opportunities… Plus, a few fun games about research data management for you to play!


  • When to stop and when to skip: Public transport modelling during COVID-19

University of Twente Professor, Kostas Gkiotsalitis, shares his software models for modifying the public transport demand during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read more about how Kostas’s models are used by public transport service providers to improve crowding levels inside vehicles and mitigate the spread of the virus.

  • We have a new RDM Games page

Would you like to learn more about research data management in a fun and interactive way?

Head to our Games & Activities webpage to play… 

‘Reprojuice’ by TU Delft Library, TU Delft Gamelab & The Barn Games 
Try to replicate your colleague’s experiment! Step into the lab, figure out where the equipment is and follow the protocol to synthesize the correct yield of a chemical substance.

‘Data Horror Escape Room’ by VU Amsterdam, Leiden University & TU Eindhoven
Try to escape Professor Hutseephluts’s office by solving the research data management puzzles.

‘RDM Adventure’ by Stellenbosch University Library
The book takes you through stages of the research data lifecycle. Make decisions about data management to score points. 

If you have a game to add to the collection, contact us!

  • 2020 – A Year of Change

2020 was a year of growth, change and development. We added new functionalities to our data repository, established the 4TU.ResearchData community, extended our training offerings, and celebrated our 10th anniversary… 

Take a look at our highlights and read the reflective summary by Deirdre CasellaMadeleine de SmaelePaula Martinez LavanchyConnie Clare and Marta Teperek.

Did you see these datasets?

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

Real-life event logs – Hospital log

Author(s): Boudewijn van Dongen
Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
Categories: Information Systems 
Keywords: 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems, IEEE Task Force on Process Mining, real life event logs

View the dataset

Reflection artifact identification in photoacoustic imaging using multi-wavelength excitation

Author(s): Wiendelt Steenbergen, Altaf Hussain, Ho Nhu’y Nguyen 
Institution: University of Twente
Categories: Optical PhysicsBiomedical Engineering
Keywords: Photoacoustic imaging, Photoacoustic Probes, Reflection artifacts

View the dataset

High-Resolution Atmospheric Modelling and the Effects on the Prediction of Wave Characteristics

Author(s): Casper van Laerhoven
Delft University of Technology
CategoriesAtmospheric SciencesOceanography
Keywords: Hydraulic engineering, Numerical modelling, Numerical weather prediction, SWAN, WRF, Waves, Waves simulation, Wind, master thesis

View the dataset


Vacancy for a QuTech data steward

QuTech is a mission-driven research institute run jointly by Delft University of Technology and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO).

Join the institute as a data steward to advise and assist researchers with research data management and reproducible research practice.

Apply now

PhD Position: Open Data Usability

Are you passionate about research with a societal impact? Do you want to be part of an excellent, world-leading team of engaged open data researchers and practitioners?

Check out this position and apply by 29th August


What did we get up to this month?

The University of Twente’s First Software Carpentry Workshop

Earlier this month The University of Twente delivered their first Software Carpentry Workshop in collaboration with 4TU.ResearchData.

We’re thrilled to announce it was a real success!

Read more about the workshop and plans to deliver future workshops. 

What to do with the data after your research? 

Every month the University of Twente’s Digital Competence Centre organises a thematic session that focuses on a hot research topic. The recent session was all about data and what researchers should do with it after their research project is complete.

Read the blog and watch the recording.

Skip to 41 minutes 20 seconds for a demo of how to publish your data and code in the 4TU.ResearchData repository

We were proud to present the latest updates from 4TU.ResearchData and our growing community of researchers and data supporters at the 16th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2021)
See the slides and watch the recording
(Skip to 1 hr 20 min for this particular talk)

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: ‘FAIR Data & Good Practice of Science’ takes place on 28th June.

Register now!

Open Science Community Eindhoven Kick-off event

The Open Science Community Eindhoven is back!

Register to attend the event on 28th June.

GDPR for educators

A live webinar hosted by TU Eindhoven data steward, Chiara Gallese Nobile, on 7th July.

Register now


In September, Data Steward, Simone Fricke, and PhD researcher, Michelle van Mierlo, will participate in ‘Duchenne Heroes’, a 7-day >500km mountain bike tour from France to the Netherlands to raise money for children with Duchenne. 

We’ve organised a virtual games night to raise money to support Simone and Michelle. You are welcome to join us on Thursday 1st July from 19.00-21.00Register now

Something to share?

If you have news to share or would like to include an announcement in next month’s round-up from 4TU.ResearchData, please get in touch. See you in July!

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