MONTHLY ROUND-UP: October 2021

October’s round-up from 4TU.ResearchData is jam-packed with events, events and more events! This month we’re sharing a re-cap of our community call and welcoming new community members…


  • Is the robe in that painting velvet or satin?

How do you recognise when a robe worn by a painting subject is velvet, or the cup on the table is made of silver, when your eyes only see swirls of paint?

TU Delft Industrial Design researcher, Mitchell van Zuijlen, explored this as part of his doctoral research resulting in the Materials in Paintings Dataset, a repository of 20,000 paintings collected from museums all around the world, including Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and The Prado Museum in Madrid.

Read the full story (Written by Molly Quell) 

  • Watch the recording of our community call on ‘Managing health and technology research data’

Thank you to all who joined our recent call!

It was great to welcome participants from different research institutions to have a discussion about…

  • ‘LCRDM Medical device regulation’ with Anne Aarts (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  • ‘Hand Neuro-Motor Characterisation: Publishing medical data’ with Kostas Nizamis (University of Twente)

Read the blog and watch the recording

  • Welcome to new CiTG data steward: Lora Armstrong

Lora has a  background is in laboratory-based geology research, but a growing interest in data led her to leave academia to work on data science and open data initiatives for the government of London. After moving to the Netherlands, she worked as a data manager before becoming a data steward in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at TU Delft. 

Did you see these datasets?

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

Database of femur samples

Author(s): Javad Hazrati-Marangalou
Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
Categories: Information SystemsBiomedical Engineering 
Keywords: Bone mechanics; dissertation.

View the dataset

Unfavorable Interactions Enhance Vapor Absorption in Mixed Polymer Brushes

Author(s): Leon Smook, Guido Ritsema van Eck and Sissi de Beer
Institution: University of Twente
Categories: Theoretical and Computational ChemistryMacromolecular and Materials Chemistry
Keywords: Enhanced Absorption; Vapor Absorption; Mixed Polymer Brush. 

View the dataset

Influence of optical aberrations on axial position determination by photometry

Author(s): Rasmus Thorsen
Institution: Delft University of Technology
Categories: Optical Physics
Keywords: Aberrations; Experiment; Photon Count Estimation; Point Spread Function (PSF); Simulation.

View the dataset


Join the team at Eindhoven University of Technology

TU/Eindhoven’s Technology Data Management & Library services team are recruiting a new data steward and data manager. 

Apply by 7th November.


What happened this month?

4TU.ResearchData on FAIR data

Connie Clare and Kees den Heijer were invited to present about the 4TU.ResearchData repository, services and community at a recent Figshare webinar on FAIR data. 

Download our slides

Event highlights!

Data Horror Week at VU Amsterdam

VU Amsterdam celebrated Data Horror Week 2021 by organising various community activities… 

Dates for your diary

For upcoming events check out the Open Research Calendar

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 November!

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