National approach to data management

Logo%20LCRDMDutch parties involved in data management have joint forces in a National Coordination Point at Surf. Main goal is to allow the Netherlands to efficiently and effectively develop and implement management policy for research data. It does so by collecting and disseminating knowledge and information, bringing together the right people, facilitating existing initiatives, providing access to expertise and monitoring developments.

Five working groups will tackle these issues :

  1. Facilities and data infrastructure *
  2. Legal aspects and ownership
  3. Finance *
  4. Support
  5. Awareness *

* Working groups with representatives of Leiden University.

To collect and disseminate knowledge on research data management both a wiki and a public website have been created. More information on the National Coordination Point and its roadmap (in Dutch) is to be found on the website :