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coordinator Network Research Data Support


VU Amsterdam

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Research Supporter


Coordinator of the Research Data Support Network at the VU University in Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit). In this capacity responsible for the coordination of the Research Support activities within the University. Within the RDS Network the various decentralized research support activities will be combined to create an active institutional environment to stimulate open science, creation of FAIR data and good research data management practice.


Until April 2021 Marcel was the Program Manager for the activities related to Digital Preservation at the Dutch Digital Heritage Network (DDHN). This network was established in 2015 with the aim to improve the visibility, usability and sustainability of Dutch digital heritage collections; this is essential to ensure the long-term accessibility of digital information through the establishment of a national network of facilities. The DDHN is the successor of the Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation (NCDD), a network to foster exchange of knowledge and national collaboration in digital preservation. Of which Marcel also was the Program Manager.