[Most articles referred to here are published in Dutch]
The Higher Education Reference Architecture (HORA) has been improved. The deepening, elaboration and implementation came about through a collaboration between the National Coordination Point Research Data Management (LCRDM), the Data4Lifesciences programme (D4LS), the Higher Education Architects Council (AB HO) and SURF..
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SURF News reports the publicationof the findings by the LCRDM task group on Datastewardship.
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It is also reported that the LCRDM task group on '23 things' has received recognition by the Research Data Alliance.
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SURF collaborates on results with universities, colleges, MBO institutions, research institutions and university medical centers.
LCRDM plays a role in this field and is mentioned in an interview with SURF's Managing Director Erik Fledderus, accompanying the Annual Report 2018.Click the image to read the interview. (Dutch only)
In the new edition of SURF Magazine (March 2019) Peter Hinrich, SURF Community Manager Research, appeals in his column to all research institutes to join the LCRDM initiative, "so that we can facilitate cross-institutional research even better".Click the image to read the column.
SURF newsletter of 6 December 2018 published an appeal for people to participate in the
survey by the LCRDM task group that will make an inventory of the role of data stewards and his/her existing job descriptions. It also published the appeal to participate in the new task group on virtual workspaces.
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Workspace pitch ...
In the HKI newsletter of 28 November 2018
Ingeborg Verheul calls for participation in the
LCRDM pool of experts, "Everyone actively concerned with RDM in their daily work can apply for the pool of experts.".
The newsletter also published an appeal to participate in keeping the "synopsis of RDM policies and support offerings at research institutes" up to date. The pages are easily editable at the LCRDM platform.
The HBO Kennisinfrastructuur (HKI; Knowledge Infrastructure of Universities of Applied Sciences) is one of the channels for publication and promotion of reuse of applied research. This knowledge infrastructure is a collaboration of SURF and universities of applied sciences.
Do we have to keep datasets permanently, now that there are still no guidelines for storing data sets? That was one of the questions at the Expert meeting Bewaarbelangen Datasets. In a filled hall at the University of Groningen, three speakers and forty participants discussed this subject. This short report shows that the LCRDM is well-known. Reference is made to the
LCRDM for the role in the forging of standards by data supporters. "Data supporters often have good insights into possibilities that researchers themselves do not always have."Click the image to read the report online.
This year's Masterclass Research Support took place 4 October 2018. This masterclass highlighted aspects of research support in the research data life cycle in an interactive setting.
Maurice Bouwhuis (SURF programme manager Open Science) referred to the LCRDM. In the near future activities of S4R, LCRDM and NPOS will converge in such a way that data support staff at the various institutes will be able to work in a more unified field. Click the image for a summary.
In the recent edition of
SURF magazine (September 2018) the new setup of the
LCRDM was highlighted. This new setup comprises of an advisory group, a fairly large pool of experts and of flexible task groups. The advisory group will pitch clear focused issues to the pool of experts. Small task groups work on such a issues within a strictly confined time frame . Coordinator
Ingeborg Verheul explains in more detail.Click image to see the page in
SURF Nieuws published an appeal for people to participate in the [then] still to be established
LCRDM task group that will make an inventory of the role of data steward and his/her existing job description.
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An article about open data in Science Guide included a reference to the
LCRDM. "Vanuit dit centrale punt worden diverse experts van de verschillende instellingen bijeengebracht om gezamenlijk oplossingen te vinden." (Diverse experts from different institutes come together to collectively search for solutions).
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In the latest edition of
Computable, SURF board member Anwar Osseyran (director of SURFsara), with Ronald Stolk (RUG) and Marco de Vos (ASTRON), make a collective appeal for knowledge institutes to work together on a federal scale.
Landelijk Coördinatiepunt Research Data Management (National Coordination Point for Research Data Management - LCRDM) is cited as an example of national collaboration.
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A news letter of the HBO Kennisbank (Knowledge database for Universities of Applied Sciences) offers a recap of a visit to the
LCRDM conference in February: "On that day the HKI was represented by
Bolinda Hoeksema, chairman of the HKI Advisory Committee and manager of the HU library. One of the questions posed by the HKI is how we can promote active participation of Universities for Applied Sciences with the LCRDM. With LCRDM project manager
Ingeborg Verheul, the HKI is deliberating how we can realize this in 2018."
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Informatie Professional (Information Professional) No. 7 (2017) contains a short interview with LCRDM coordinator
Ingeborg Verheul about current developments at the Coordination Point for Research Data Management from the perspective of the magazine's target group: the information professional/research support assistant.
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The JISC blog
'Research data and related topics' posted a brief report about the expert meeting concerning FAIR principles, which included
Ingeborg Verheul as a member of the discussion panel on behalf of the LCRDM. The summary description of the meeting gave a clear picture of prevalent opinions regarding FAIR.
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'Hanging Together' blog (“Trust, sustainability, collaboration... and research libraries under the Greek sun") by OCLC Research, Rebecca Bryant and Annette Dortmund describe how they experienced the 2017 annual LIBER conference in Greece. The authors give special mention to the presentation by
Jacquelijn Ringersma (chairperson of the Awareness and Commitment Work Group), in which Jacquelijn spoke of the LCRDM. The writers of the blog say Jacquelijn also provided one of their favourite quotes of the conference: "You cannot build RDM services purely as a library" – to which she added that libraries can be successful by collaborating locally with researchers, IT, legal departments and graduate schools, but that national cooperation is also necessary.
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The June 2017 edition of SURF Magazine featured an interview with Aleid Wolfsen and Erwin Bleumink about the General Data Protection Regulation (page. 11-12). This European privacy law comes into effect per 25 May 2018 for the entire European Union. The LCRDM work group for legal issues will consider the nature of this privacy act. Click on the image for the June edition of SURF Magazine.
In the preface to SURF’s annual review, The National Coordination Point for Research Data Management is cited as being
one of the high points of 2016.
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In the University of Amsterdam's news letter,
Ingeborg Verheul, coordinator of the LCRDM, talks about the National Coordination Point and the role of libraries in research data management. Ingeborg explains in the interview why and how the LCRDM functions under the auspices of SURFsara and relates her own experiences with data management during her study.
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The strategic plan drawn up by the UKB, a partnership of university libraries and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Royal Library), also recognizes the National Coordination Point (LCRDM). The partnership strives to facilitate open science by taking the initiative to 'increase the transparency and use of research'.
The SURF Innovation report, "Innovations with Impact" features selected extracts from innovation projects that SURF and its members undertook in 2015 and 2016. The report also describes the innovation and impact of the
Click illustration to open the SURF innovation report 2017 in a new tab. The item about the LCRDM can be found on page 27.
The most recent editionof SURF magazine - March 2017 - devotes attention to the availability of increasingly more practical guidelines on the LCRDM platform: see the accompanying illustration or click
here for a pdf version (see page 11).
National Open Science Plan describes what is currently being undertaken in the field of Open Science, and what the ambitions are for the coming years. The most important goals are to achieve 100% open access in 2020; make research data optimally suitable for re-use; establish open science as a part of evaluating and acknowledging the work of researchers and to stimulate and support researchers in the open science field.
The National Coordination Point for Research Data Management (LCRDM) is one of the parties frequently mentioned in the National Plan. SURF signed the Open Science Declaration in February 2017 and the National Coordination Point was involved in the development of the National Plan for Open Science.
Click on the illustration to open the National Plan for Open Science in a new tab. The LCRDM is mentioned on pages 5, 6, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 34.
In the December 2016 issue of SURF Magazine,
Marlon Domingus (co-chairman of the LCRDM's Legal Aspects Work Group) explains how he tackles the challenges of research support at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Click image to read magazine. The interview with Marlon Domingus is presented at pages 11/12.
Ingeborg Verheul, coordinator at the LCRDM, was interviewed for the November issue of
Onderzoek Nederland, the newsletter about research, developments and innovation in the Netherlands, number 398, page 3.
Subsequently five work groups with experts from universities, research institutes, university medical centres and universities of applied sciences went to work (…) They will draw up an inventory of what has already been achieved and accordingly formulate supplementary policy instruments and advice. During the upcoming spring they will present their first results."
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In this edition of "E-Data & Research",
Marika de Bruijne writes about changes in national and European legislation regarding personal data and what these alterations mean for scientific research in the Netherlands.
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Guarantees for privacy appear to be more difficult to realize in practice than originally expected. For that reason the legal work group of the National Coordination Point RDM drew up a 'Rule of thumb for data protection and privacy '. The essence of this rule is:
don’t wait, start work with the instruments at hand and stimulate the discussion".
The LCRDM Work Group for 'Legal aspects and right of say' voices its opinion via
Esther Hoorn and
Melika Nariman, in the latest number of IP | trade journal for information professionals (2016 nr. 9, pp. 33-35).
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"In the Netherlands we, as universities in the VSNU, (Association of Universities in the Netherlands) try to join forces in the case of dossiers that serve a common interest. Dealing with research data is a good example of such a dossier. By working together, we can guard against each institute individually having to reinvent the wheel." Gerard Meijer
Thanks to an interview with Gerard Meijer, Board Chairman of the Radboud University and Chairman of the SOV of the VSNU, the LCRDM features prominently in the SURF magazine van september 2016 door een interview met Gerard Meijer, Collegevoorzitter van de Radboud Universiteit en Voorzitter SOV van de
In the June 2016 edition of SURF Magazine it was announced that the website of the National Coordination Point for Research Data Management (www.lcrdm.nl) had gone online.
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In this edition of “E-Data & Research"
Marika de Bruijne devotes an article to the LCRDM: why has this national coordination point been set up; what advancements have been made; and who are involved with the coordination point?
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Ingeborg Verheul, coordinator of the LCRDM wrote a column in the Trade Journal for Information Professionals. She stresses the importance of cooperation between IT staff, policy officers and research support assistants to effectively assist researchers with the Research Data Management process.
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The SURF 2015 annual review describes the activities of the LCRDM.
Marlon Domingus, one of leaders of the Legal Aspects Work Group, says: “The challenges in the field of research data management are too complex for an isolated institute. Many urgent tasks will fail to be tackled if there is no central framework or prioritization. That's why it's important that the National Coordination Point brings together the many stakeholders to have them work on concrete subsequent steps. This has a ripple effect, ultimately creating a wave movement that resonates among the various institutes."