• Read the blog on Ethics, GDPR and RDM

    17 June 2019

    Read the latest blog with report and presentations from the workshop on ethics, GDPR and RDM. The reason behind this day was that the Scientific Integrity Commission of the Deans Social Sciences (DSW), and in particular Peter van der Heijden (UU), signaled that there is currently an implementation process under way at various universities within the social sciences, a coherent implementation of ethics and data management within the broader framework of the GDPR.

    The day contributed to national coordination and led to a list of action points in the field of ethics, GDPR and RDM to work with together on a national level.

    To the blog

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  • Data stewardship on the map

    20 May 2019

    For research institutes it is becoming ever clearer that professionalization of data stewardship is important; that data stewards are indispensable and that the various data stewardship roles must be placed within an organizational framework.

    Press release 20 May 2019

    During October 2018 through March 2019, a LCRDM task group, taking into account the prevailing uncertainty about the interpretation of data stewardship, worked on providing insight in what Dutch research institutes currently demand of data stewards and also what has been implemented and developed by and for them. Based on a literature study, analysis of recently published vacancies, a questionnaire and a series of interviews, a clear picture has been drawn of how data stewardship is currently implemented at Dutch institutes.

    In the report three task areas are identified: ‘Embedded and operational’, ‘Generic and advice’ and ‘Policy, strategy and coordination’. These task areas clearly indicate where the emphasis of a data stewardship function lies and offers a basis for a clearer job description.

    However, thé generic or thé operational data steward, does not exist. When revising function profiles it is therefore advisable to formulate them loosley so they incorporate all relevant responsibilities.

    Report, infographic and underlying data are available in Dutch and English via the website of the LCRDM and Zenodo ( Printed copies of the report can be obtained from the LCRDM office.

    All collaborators on the report:

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  • LCRDM task group wins RDA backing

    16 May 2019

    "RDA Europe selects 8 projects for funding following its Adoption Open Call" - A LCRDM task group can go ahead with support of RDA to push for European adoption of one of the international guidelines of the Research Data Alliance.

    Read the full announcement.

    Project proposal

    23 Things Revisited: Field guides to research data management

    Support staff, such as data stewards, IT support staff, librarians or policy officers, often have different levels of understanding of RDM. However, they need to collaborate closely to offer state-of-the-art support for researchers wishing to do responsible RDM. The 23 Things can act as a shared reference tool that enhances mutual understanding and improves collaboration. It can also be used for quick reference and as a guideline for training. We propose to update and adjust the 23 Things to the above mentioned audiences and stimulate nationwide adoption.

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  • A cake for the 150th registration to the LCRDM Pool of Experts

    30 April 2019

    Lena Karvovskaya (University library Utrecht) was  the 150th person who  subscribed to the LCRDM pool of Experts. To celebrate this milestone, we paid her a surprise visit today at her work, with a cake. Lena works at the UU as Research Data Manager and is also participating in the LCRDM task group Data Curation Network. 

    We are now reaching 180 subscriptions. And of course, pool member 200 will get a cake as well. 

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  • LCRDM February update

    15 March 2019

    The first half year of a new style LCRDM has passed quickly. This February update offers a review of all activities and a brief look at the future.

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