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Record number of nominations Dutch Data Prize 2022

October 12, 2022

On 29 November 2022, the Dutch Data Prize will be awarded for the seventh time. Never before have there been so many nominations for this encouragement award. As many as 51 datasets in the categories Social Sciences & Humanities, Life Sciences & Health and Natural & Engineering Sciences were submitted by researchers to have a shot at winning this prestigious prize and a cash prize of €3,500.

The amount is intended to make data more FAIR and encourage data reuse. The winners can use it, for example, to organise a symposium or make their data more accessible online. Each category has three contenders and one winner. “We think it is important that datasets from all fields have a chance,” says Marjan Grootveld (DANS) on behalf of the organising parties Research Data Netherlands (RDNL) and National Programme Open Science . An independent jury, led by Drs Caroline Visser (NWO), will evaluate the entries and choose the winners.

Award ceremony

The award ceremony will be on 29 November 2022 at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. It is the closing event of the FAIR Data Day | Reusing Data to Advance Science, with an exciting conference programme for researchers, research support professionals and open science enthusiasts. You can still register via the website until 15 November.

Dutch Data Prize

Every two years, the Dutch Data Prize is awarded to an individual or team that makes reusable research data and in a repository available. For a chance to win this prize, one can nominate one’s own dataset or a dataset produced by another individual or research group. Nominations were possible until 30 September 2022.

The Dutch Data Prize is a valuable recognition of researchers’ contributions to their own field and to the principle of FAIR data. How the nominees made their datasets FAIR, they will explain during the FAIR Data Day.

The Dutch Data Prize has been awarded since 2010. These were the previous winners.