RDNL Partner Event and Award Ceremony Dutch Data Prize 2020 – a great success

19 November 2020

With attention to differences between Open and FAIR data and the new Incentive Award, the 2020 Dutch Data Prize event showcased six open and inspiring datasets while giving recognition to the ‘behind the scenes’ efforts required to achieve the FAIR data principles.

On 18 November 2020 the Dutch Data Prize, embedded in the partner event Together We Share, was awarded for the 6th time by Research Data Netherlands (RDNL). The Data Prize recognises a researcher or research group who makes extra contributions to science by making research data available for (additional) research.Out of 44 entries, three Dutch Data prize winners and three winners of the new Incentive Prize were chosen.  

Winners of the 2020 Dutch Data Awards 

  • Category humanities and social sciences: 17th century newspapers, Nicoline van der Sijs, Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal & Delpher, National Library of The Netherlands  
  • Category exact and technical sciences: STORM, Nadia Bloemendaal, Institute for Environmental Studies, VU Amsterdam
  • Category medical and life sciences: CoronaWatchNL, Jonathan de Bruin and CoronaWatchNL community, University of Utrecht

Winners of the 2020 Incentive Awards 

  • Category humanities and social sciences: MyMovez Project, The MyMovez Team, Radboud University, Nijmegen
  • Category exact and technical sciences: The Orchid Flowers dataset, Diah H. Apriyanti, Datamanagement & Biometrics Group, Faculty of EEMCS, University of Twente
  • Category medical and life sciences: SPI-BIRDS, Marcel Visser and Antica Culina, Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO-KNAW

On behalf of RDNL, chairman of the jury Prof. Dr. Karel Luyben (Rector Magnificus Emeritus and National Coordinator Open Science) awarded the winners with a Data Prize 2020-sculpture and € 5.000 and Incentive Prize winners € 1.000 to make the dataset (more) accessible.   

More information

Please find more information on the RDNL website.

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