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Nominations announced for Dutch Data Prize 2016

Nominations announced for Dutch Data Prize 2016

21 September 2016

The nine nominations for the Dutch Data Prize, an initiative of Research Data Netherlands (RDNL), have been announced. The winners of the Data Prize 2016 will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held on 9 November.

The datasets nominated are as follows (in alphabetical order):

Humanities and Social Sciences category

  • BoschDoc
  • ETCBC Database of the Hebrew Bible
  • UCU Accent Project (LUCEA)

Medical and Life Sciences category

  • FEM (Forest Ecology and Forest Management) Growth and Yield Data
  • Radiomics for Lung

Exact and Technical Sciencescategory

  • DURAARK Dataset
  • OpenML
  • World Energy Grid

In judging the entries, the judging panel took account of all of the Data Prize criteria. A very important criterion for the panel was the extent to which the data are permanently available for use by others. Other important factors in the nomination process included the innovative nature of a dataset and whether the data have been recently available. The panel also paid particular attention to the extent to which a dataset provides a stimulus for further research. The nine nominees are those that meet all these criteria to the fullest extent.

The Dutch Data Prize awards the efforts of a researcher or research group that makes a special contribution to science by enabling access to data for new or additional research. This year prizes are being awarded in three categories: 1) Humanities and Social Sciences, 2) Medical and Life Sciences, and 3) Exact and Technical Sciences.

Awards ceremony
Prior to the award ceremony , you are welcome to attend the Data Prize program with three breakouts and a poster presentation by the nominees.  Find out more about research data management support as a core activity of a research library , a showcase research data management in an academic hospital and participate in an quick online search and find course.
If you would like to attend the Dutch Data Prize 2016 on Wednesday 9 November, you can register online. Further information about the Dutch Data Prize, the programme and the awards ceremony venue can be found on the Research Data Netherlands website.

Research Data Netherlands
Research Data Netherlands is an alliance between 4TU.Centre for Research Data, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), and SURFsara. In this coalition, which is also open to other parties, the three data archives combine forces in the field of long-term data archiving.