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Data Prize

The Dutch Data Prize: Together We Share

On the 18th of November, the Dutch Data Prize were awarded to a researcher or research group who makes extra contributions to science by making research data available for (additional) research. 

The Data Award was awarded in three categories. Please read this newsitem for the winners! The winners of the Dutch Data Prize were awarded € 5,000 to make their dataset more accessible (for example by organizing a symposium or making data available online) and a sculpture. This year, 3 incentive prizes of € 1,000 were also awarded.

Prior to the award ceremony, RDNL organized an online event with partners. After the event, links to slides of the sessions will be added to the list below: 

Curious about all the datasets we received? This links show the 44 datasets per category: 


Under the direction of Prof. ir. Karel Luyben the members of the jury for the Dutch Data Prize 2020 were: 

In the category 'Humanities and social sciences':

In the category 'Exact and technical sciences':

  • Prof. dr. Arjen Doelman (Professor of Applied Analysis at Leiden University)
  • Prof dr. ir. Margot Weijnen (Scientific Director Next Generation Infrastructures; Professor Process and Energy Systems Engineering at Delft University of Technology; Chair Domain Board NWO-TTW) 

In the category 'Medical and life sciences':


The Dutch Data Prize 2020 was offered to you by 4TU. Centre for Research Data, DANS, DTL, Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed, Netherlands eScience CenterLandelijk Coördinatiepunt Research Data Management (LCRDM), Open AIRE, SURFsara and the Research Data Working Group of partnership between the university libraries and Koninklijk Bibliotheek.

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Enthousiast winners previous years: 

  • "Show how good your database or dataset is! For us, the Data Prize has been a jewel in our crown.” Kees Mandemakers, 2010 Data Prize winner
  • "Being awarded the Data Prize, even being nominated, underlines the importance of your work. It feels good.” Maarten Marx, 2012 Data Prize winner
  • "Winning the Data Prize indicates that we are on the right track.” Mark van Koningsveld, 2012 Data Prize winner
  • "The Data Prize is a confirmation that we’re heading in the right direction.” Martine de Bruin, 2014 Data Prize winner
  • "Winning the Data Prize allows us to make important improvements we have long desired.” Marijke Dekker, 2014 Data Prize winner
  • "We are honored that the jury underlined the international and interdisciplinary importance of the dataset." Loes Scholten, winner of the Data Prize 2016
  • "We are extremely pleased and proud, winning this award shows that the years of development were more than worth it." Bastijn Koopmans, winner of the Data Prize 2016
  • "The Data Prize is a good boost for all the work." Joaquin Vanschoren, winner of the Data Prize 2016
  • "It gives a huge boost to find out that we made the right choices in the design phase of PAN. Very stimulating to get recognition for the dataset, and an extra compliment to the hobby archaeologists of the Netherlands, who have provided the data about their finds to us." Stijn Heeren, winner of the Data Prize 2018
  • "We are honored with this fantastic recognition for the work of hundreds of researchers from all over the Netherlands. The € 5,000 is coming at just the right time. BBMRI-Omics recently had a major update and we want to provide training to young researchers so they can pull even more out of the data." Bas Heijmans, winner of the Data Award 2018
  • "It was a really great surprise to win the Data Award!" Roland van Rijswijk-Deij, winner of the Data Prize 2018