Monthly Round-up: July 2021

We’re jumping into July’s newsletter with a trip to Dutch coast! This summer is jam-packed with exciting stories, events and opportunities from 4TU.ResearchData


  • Celebrating 10 years of the Sand Motor 

The Sand Motor (Zandmotor) is a large peninsula-shaped artificial sandbank that was constructed off the coast of the Netherlands in 2011 as part of a North Sea coastal defence project. For the past decade, the Sand Motor has served as a ‘living lab’ for researchers from diverse disciplines and institutions.

In this article, we celebrate the Sand Motor’s 10th anniversary and the openly available collection of datasets published in 4TU.ResearchData.

  • Data steward in the spotlight: Anne Aarts

Anne Aarts is a data steward providing data management support for researchers in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology.

We talked with Anne to learn more about her transition from scientist to data steward during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read more about her experience of working as a cancer epidemiologist and how she’s been getting to grips with her new role as a data steward.

  • New to the crew at 4TU: Roel Janssen 

We’re delighted to welcome our new Developer of Open Science Infrastructures, Roel Janssen

Roel will focus on developing software for the 4TU.ResearchData data repository to support researchers with data publication and sharing. Before joining the team, Roel worked as a research analyst at UMC Utrecht.

  • Preserving and Publishing FAIR Data

The University of Twente has a new research data management webpage to educate researchers about how to preserve and publish data according to the FAIR principles.

Check out the webpage!


  • Vacancies for new data stewards

The University of Twente library is recruiting Research Data Stewards to support the implementation of research data management and FAIR data within university faculties.

Read more about these vacancies and apply by 13th September.

  • Vacancy for a Data Manager

Delft University of Technology is looking for a Data Manager to join its vibrant and international Digital Competence Centre (DCC) team. 

Read more about this vacancy and apply by 1st September.

Did you see these datasets?

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

Process Discovery Contest 2020

Author: Eric Verbeek
Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
Categories: Information Systems
Keywords: Artificial event logs, Task Force on Process Mining, Process Discovery Contest; PDC 2020

View the dataset

An agent-based process mining architecture for emergent behavior analysis

Author(s): Rob Bemthuis, Martijn Koot, Martijn Mes, Faiza Bukhsh, Maria-Eugenia Iacob and Nirvana Meratnia
Institution: University of Twente
Categories: Information Systems, Business and Management
Keywords: Discrete event simulation, Emergent behavior, Event logs, Job-shop, Multi-agent system, Process mining, Supply chain logistics

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Bio-inspired intent communication for automated vehicles

Author(s): Max Oudshoorn, Joost de Winter, Pavlo Bazilinskyy, Dimitra Dodou
Institution: Delft University of Technology
Categories: Automotive Engineering, Cognitive Sciences
Keywords: Automated Vehicles, External Human-Machine Interface, Bio-inspired, Intent communication, Crowdsourcing

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Our highlights from the last month!

4TU.ResearchData’s data trainer, Eirini Zormpa, and community manager, Connie Clare, delivered a 3-hour workshop on ‘Planning your data management’ during the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) course on ‘Bioinformatics for Principal Investigators’.

Read about the workshop and see the slides.

The recent thematic session from the University of Twente’s Digital Competence Centre focused on ‘FAIR Data & The Good Practice of Science.’

The session kicked off with an introduction to  the FAIR Data Principles by Luiz Bonino Da Silva Santos, followed by a presentation about FAIR Data in Citizen Science by Michelle Kip and Ria Wolkorte

Read the blog and watch the recording.

Dates for your diary 

For upcoming events check out the Open Research Calendar!


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 August!

Related Articles

The Sand Motor

The Sand Motor, a unique coastal defence project was constructed off the coast of the Netherlands in 2011. The final project conference was combined with the proceedings of the Coastal Dynamics Conference in July 2021 to mark 10 years of the Zandmotor.


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