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Meetings 2020

4 feb 2020 rond de vierkante tafels

LCRDM Networking Event November

On November 3, 2020, Maastricht, Adoption and implementation, training and competences of data professionals, and RDM in times of Corona took place. Find the presentations here:

Food for psychologists

On September 3, DANS and LCRDM organized "Food for psychologists", an online event especially for researchers in psychology, with tools, tips and tricks in the field of Research Data Management and data sharing. Find the presentations here.

LCRDM Networking Event February  

The first network day of 2020 was devoted to the NWO plan for the formation of DCCs. For this day, we collaborated with Wageningen University & Research. Find the presentations here.

LCRDM-network LUSTRUM edition 18th of May 2021

In April 2021, we have reached an important milestone: spring 2021 LCRDM celebrated its fifth birthday! 

This special online LUSTRUM edition of our network-meeting included:

  • Joep van Wijk Dutch Research Council (NWO) | Domain Science on thematic DCCs
  • Silvia Kempers (Projectmanager DCC praktijkgericht onderzoek) needs your input on questions from researchers
  • Jessica Hrudey (Research Data officer, VU) on domain-specific DMPs
  • Erik van den Bergh Coordinator infrastructure WDCC, WU) on linking datasets
  • The DCC spring trainings
  • A carrousel with results from LCRDM taskgroups
  • Lou Woodley, Director at Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE), on Community Building and Engagement

The detailed program is published here.

Advisory group

Advisory group members

The LCRDM has an advisory group. The main task is to direct the national cooperation in research data management by prioritizing points of attention in consultation with the network.

The Knowledge Exchange partnership has been a source of inspiration for the new working method.


The federation of universities (VSNU) expressed the need for a compact and action-oriented coordination point Research Data Management to SURF. SURF has taken on a coordinating role in the process of helping RDM take steps towards achieving its goal as part of the SURF-innovation programme Open Science.

For further elaboration of solutions, LCRDM has sought to connect with other RDM groups in the Netherlands, like the UKB Work Group Research Data (for support), the SURF expertise centres, DTL and Go FAIR (for services) and the NPOS (for policy implementation).


lcrdm experts in gesprek

The National Coordination Point Research Data Management (LCRDM) is a national network of experts in the field of research data management (RDM).

The LCRDM forms the link between policy and solution. Close consultation between educational and research institutions is crucial for this. Within LCRDM, experts work together to put RDM subjects on the agenda that are too big for one institute to tackle and need a national plan of action.

LCRDM brings together research support services, policy makers, ICT specialists, managers of diverse research institutes and research funding organizations. The LCRDM coordinates and facilitates the collaboration between the various RDM stakeholders.

Learn more about the LCRDM plans for 2021-2022.

Do you have RDM questions that could benefit from a national approach? You will find our working method on the Task groups page.

The goal of the LCRDM is to make RDM a self-evident part of education and research practice in the Netherlands.

Meetings 2019

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