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Research Data Netherlands online

01 April 2014

Research Data Netherlands, the partnership of 3TU.Datacentrum and DANS, has launched its website On the website you can find information about the course Essentials 4 Data Support and the Data Prize 2014.

Research Data Netherlands is a national coalition of data archives aiming to promote the sustainable archiving and reuse of research data. The coalition was founded in 2013 by 3TU.Datacentrum and Data Archiving Networked Services (DANS) and is open to other parties.

Activities of Research Data Netherlands

The course Essentials 4 Data Support is an introductory Research Data Netherlands course for those who (want to) support researchers with storing, managing, archiving and sharing their research data. The online learning modules of the course are available for everyone on (English version is expected in May). Essentials 4 Data Support is a complete revision of the course Data Intelligence 4 Librarians, that was organized last year by 3TU.Datacentrum and DANS. The first round of the new course starts in April.

Additionally Research Data Netherlands organizes the biennial Dutch Data Prize. The Data Prize is a reward for researchers who unite, document and make research data of national and international importance accessible to science. There is a separate award for the humanities and social sciences and for the exact and technical sciences. The Data Prize 2014 will be awarded in September.

More information

For more information about the Research Data Netherlands activities, or about cooperating with the coalition please visit