RDM Community & Data Conversations

VU RDM Community & Data Conversations


All researchers and research support staff who are involved in research data management (RDM) and want to find out more about it are invited to join the RDM network that VU Amsterdam is in the process of setting up. The objective of the network is to exchange knowledge and inspire each other. Please send us an email at rdm@vu.nl if you would like to know more or if you want to get involved.

Another great way to receive regular updates about services and best practices of the University Library, including research data management is to sign up to VU Research Support Newsletter.  

Karvovskaya_lena_witte randData stewards & RDM Community Manager
Some faculties and institutes have appointed data stewards. They meet up regularly to exchange knowledge. Lena Karvovskaya is VU Amsterdam's RDM Community Manager. She visits RDM expertise meetings and conferences at home and abroad and takes care of the proper dissemination of the latest knowledge throughout VU Amsterdam. 

Current data stewards at VU Amsterdam

-    Academisch Centrum Tandheelkunde Amsterdam (ACTA dentistry): Bart Hattink, b.j.j.hattink@acta.nl

-    Amsterdam Institute for Molecules, Medicines and Systems (AIMMS): Brett Olivier, data@aimms.vu.nl

-    Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences: Jessica Hrudey, research.data.fgb@vu.nl

-    Faculty of Sciences: Brett Olivier & Christine Dijk, beta.rdm@vu.nl

-    School of Business and Economics: Veerle Eggens, v.r.c.eggens@vu.nl

- Faculty of Humanities: Onno Huber, onno.huber@vu.nl

Data Conversations about open data and open methods
The Data Conversations are intended for VU Amsterdam researchers, support and management staff, data stewards and data specialists. The meetings start with a brief presentation, after which the floor is thrown open to discussion.
The first Data Conversation took place in June 2019.
View the presentations

Thinking of giving a Data Conversation presentation yourself?
We are planning for the new Data Conversation meeting. If you would like to give a brief presentation on data management, open data, open methods or reproducible research, please send us an email at rdm@vu.nl. We are keen to receive input from researchers. 

Vibrant research communities in Amsterdam
If you are interested in open science, research reproducibility, programming skills and methodology of working with data, you might want to check out some of the groups and meeting series listed below. All of these grassroots initiatives have links with the VU, however, they are absolutely independent of the RDM community. If you have any questions about these initiatives, use the contact information provided on their corresponding websites.

Open Science Community Amsterdam
ReproducibiliTea VU Amsterdam
Student Initiative for Open Science
Medical Data plus Pizza Meetups