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The Dutch Data Prize

Every two years, the Dutch Data Prize is awarded to an individual or a team that makes research data FAIR. The winners of the Dutch Data Prize 2022 have been announced. From 51 nominations, three datasets excelled the most in terms of discoverability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability (FAIR). Find out here who are the winners. 

Data Prize 2022

In order to have a chance to win this prize, it was possible to nominate a dataset produced by yourself or by another individual or research group. Nominations are restricted to research that was lead or primarily conducted by research-performing organisations in The Netherlands. The deadline for nominating datasets was September 30. It is no longer possible to nominate a dataset. 

On 29 November 2022, the Dutch Data Prize was awarded during the FAIR Data Day | Reusing Data to Advance Science.

The Data Prize will again be awarded in three categories:

  • Social sciences and humanities
  • Natural and engineering sciences
  • Life sciences and health

The winners of the Dutch Data Prize receive €3.500,- towards making their dataset(s) more FAIR (e.g. by organizing a symposium or by making the data accessible online).


The Dutch Data Prize 2022 criteria provide guidance for preparing submissions and to ensure transparency about criteria to which the jury will adhere in assessing submissions.

Download the Dutch Data Prize Award Criteria 2022.


The winners of the Dutch Data Prize will be chosen by an independent committee, consisting of: 

Chair: Drs. Caroline Visser, NWO 

Jury members category Natural sciences and Engineering

  • Prof. David L. Groep (Nikhef)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anna Fensel (Wageningen University & Research)

Jury members category Social sciences and Humanities

  • Prof. dr. Marcel Das (Centerdata)
  • Prof. dr. Susan Aasman (University of Groningen)

Jury members category Medical and Life sciences

  • Dr. Elaine van Ommen Kloeke (Naturalis)
  • Prof. dr. Robert Verheij (Tilburg University)


Award ceremony

The award ceremony has take place on 29 November 2022 in collaboration with the FAIR Data Day | Reusing Data to Advance Science with an engaging conference program for researchers, research support professionals and open science enthusiasts alike.

Prize Winning Research Data Practices

The Dutch Data Prize is a valuable recognition of researchers’ contributions to their own field and to the principle of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) data. There are many routes to practising FAIR data management and each of the finalists will have the opportunity to share ‘behind the scenes’ details about their research and data management practices in a short address prior to the award ceremony.

Previous winners

Read about the previous winners of the Dutch Data Prize and their work here.


The Dutch Data Prize 2022 is offered to you by Research Data Netherlands partners (RDNL) and National Programme Open Science (NPOS).