Seminar The Making of.. Research Data Management Policy

Date: 01 DEC 2016 

On 1 December, the UKB Working Group Research Data, the National Coordination Point Research Data Management, together with SURFacademy, organized the seminar The Making of... Research Data Management Policy. The goal of this seminar was too share ideas and improving of collaboration on Research Data Management Policy development.

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About the seminar

All Dutch universities and research institutions are active in developing research data management policies and services. We all deal with the same questions and challenges. Buzzwords are FAIR data, Amsterdam Call for Action and Open Science. The University Libraries work together on RDM policy in the UKB Working Group Research Data.


Take a look at the photos and download all presentations here.

Target audience

We aimed to bring together the university library directors, policy makers at the universities and research institutions, chairs of the research schools and members of the UKB Working Group Research Data and the Working Groups of the National Coordination Point. 

National Coordination Point Research Data Management

In 2015 the National Coordination Point RDM was initiated by SURF, following the request of the Steering Committee on Research and Valorisation (SOV/VSNU) to facilitate a national strategy for RDM in the Netherlands. Close cooperation between education and research institutions is crucial in this regard, allowing the Netherlands to efficiently and effectively develop and implement a research data management policy. We all do not want to reinvent the wheel.


 Walk-in with coffee and tea



 Welcome Jacquelijn Ringersma, chair of LCRDM Working Group Engagement and UKB Working Group Research Data


 Opening by the Rector Magnificus Wageningen University & Research: Arthur Mol (member of SOV, VSNU)
Session 1: Current State RDM Policy


 Current RDM landscape (@Dutch universities)- Christina Elsenga, University of Groningen, Library - Research Data Office


 RDM requirements financing organisations - Rosemary van Kempen, Policy officer, NWO


 Publishers and RDM - Fieke Schoots, Subject Librarian, Leiden University, Library

Wrap up RDM policy - Ingeborg Verheul, Coordinator National Coordination Point RDM & Marlon Domingus, Erasmus University, Chair of the LCRDM Working Group Legal Issues and Ownership


Lunch break

Session 2: Amsterdam Call for action on Open Science (Research Data Management)


The Amsterdam Call for Action on Open Science and Research Data Management

- Peter Doorn, Director DANS/KNAW

13:45 Pitching solutions and discussion

•    RDM services - Mariette van Selm, Coordinator Research Data Management, University Library UvA/HvA

•    FAIR Data to improve RDM - Luiz Olavo Bonino da Silva Santos, CTO FAIR Data, Dutch Techcenter for Life Sciences

•    Toolkit RDM -

Salome Scholtens, Programme Developer Human subject Research Infrastructure, University of Groningen

  • Plenary discussion


Session 3: Incentives for RDM


Working towards incentives - Henk van den Hoogen, Manager Maastricht University Library (Chair Data Verse Netherlands)


Assessing data re-use from and by Dutch Researchers - Tessa Pronk, Data and Information Specialist, Utrecht University Library


What researchers want - Kees den Heijer,

Researcher at Department Hydraulic Engineering, Delft University of Technology


Wrap up-

Hubert Krekels, Director Wageningen University & Research - Library


Interactive drinks with musical enlightment

Hete Bliksem ('Hot lightning') is named after a Dutch dish of mashed potatoes and apples. The music is like the dish: pure, simple, and very nutritious. Rolf Groeneveld (violin and guitar) and Vincent Pompe van Meerdervoort (accordion) play old and new Dutch songs and dance tunes in a lively, modern manner. Think Spiers and Boden and Wolverlei. 

Latest modifications 05 Dec 2016