A NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER! In this month’s round-up from 4TU.ResearchData we’re welcoming new community members and celebrating NWO Open Science Fund grantees!


  • Welcome to 14 new community members!
Congratulations to all NWO Open Science Fund grantees!

JupyterFAIR: Integrating research environments with data repositories for FAIR research data management 
Congratulations to Serkan Girgin, Assistant Professor at Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation at, University of Twente who received the Dutch Research Council (NWO) 2021 Open Science Fund for his ‘JupyterFAIR’ project in collaboration with José Carlos Urra LlanusaManuel Garcia and Connie Clare.

Read the full story (Written by Deirdre Casella

See an overview of the awarded grants
Welcome to new QuTech data steward: Arthur Newton
Arthur studied his PhD in Molecular Simulation at the University of Amsterdam and subsequently worked at SURF in the Data Management team for four years supporting research institutes and medical centers with the development IT services for FAIR data. In October, he started work as the data steward of QuTech at TU Delft.
Welcome to new data manager: Aleksandra  Wilczynska

Aleksandra is a data analyst with a strong background in data management, visualisation and business intelligence. She is experienced in econometric modelling, applied social science, and market research. She obtained her PhD in Information and Knowledge Society at Open University of Catalonia where she studied work-related well-being of knowledge workers. Aleksandra currently works a Data Manager at TU Delft’s Digital Competence Centre. Together with her team, she supports the researchers in managing and publishing their data following the FAIR principles.

Welcome to new data steward: Iris Schutte

Iris Schutte started as a new data steward at the University of Twente. She will provide data management support for researchers in the faculties of Engineering Technology and Science & Technology. Before she joined the team in Twente she worked as a postdoc researcher at Utrecht University where she conducted research into the neurophysiological basis of human behaviour. In her spare time she loves to teach children how to swim at the local swimming club.

Did you see these datasets?

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

Road Traffic Fine Management Process
Author(s): Massimiliano de Leoni, Felix Mannhardt
Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
Categories: Transportation and Freight ServicesBusiness and Management
Keywords: 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems; IEEE Task Force on Process Mining; real life event logs; traffic enforcement

View the dataset
Global distribution of nearshore slopes
Author(s): Panagiotis Athanasiou
Institution: University of Twente
Categories: Environmental Science and ManagementPhysical Geography and Environmental GeoscienceEnvironmental Engineering
Keywords: Bathymetry; Coast; Depth of closure; Nearshore slope; dissertation

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Underlying datasets of Systematic Literature Review of drivers and inhibitors of citizen engagement with Open Government Data
Author(s): Arie PurwantoAnneke Zuiderwijk and Marijn Janssen
Institution: Delft University of Technology
Categories: Information SystemsPolicy and Administration
Keywords: Citizen engagement; Open government data; Systematic Literature Review

View the dataset


Join the team at the University of Twente
The Digital Competence Center (DCC) seeks a Project Manager to build a network in the field of digitization and FAIR data together with researchers and supporters

Read more and apply by 30th November (closes tomorrow!)
Join the team at Eindhoven University of Technology
The Data Management and Library team is extending their team with the following new Privacy Officer vacancies:
Privacy Officer (2 positions) – Read more
Senior Privacy Officer with legal expertise – Read more

Deadline for all applications close on 7th January


What happened this month?

FAIR: It takes a village 
This webinar, organised by NWO, reflected on the roles and responsibilities of FAIR. The FAIR guiding principles for scientific data management state that data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

Read the retrospect.
Open data and software in tackling the climate crisis

As part of the Dutch National Climate Week, the Open Science Community Delft hosted an online panel discussion on ‘Open Data and Software in Tackling the Climate Crisis.’

Read the summary and watch the recording
DCC Thematic event: Research life cycle, ICT & support
The University of Twente’s Digital Competence Center organised a webinar to raise awareness about the the University’s ICT infrastructure and services available to help researchers.

Watch the recording

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 December!

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