Digital Scholarship@Leiden

Love to share data? Come along and share the love!

Love to share data? Come along and share the love!

We love you to share your data! Join us and researchers from across the Netherlands on 14th February in The Hague at “Love to share data”, an afternoon of stimulating discussions, presentations and networking opportunities for all. Registration is free.

By Joanne Yeomans

One of the main areas of work for the Leiden University Centre for Digital Scholarship is to provide support to researchers on research data management. We love you to share your data and we invite you to join us in The Hague with other researchers from across the Netherlands to discuss data sharing and Open Science with other like-minded people.

Love to share data” takes place on the afternoon of the 14th February and offers a stimulating agenda of discussions, presentations and networking opportunities for all researchers and data librarians. Registration is free. It will be held at the NWO funding agency’s headquarters by the Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië train station in The Hague, beginning at 12:00 and ending around 17:00 with drinks, a pub quiz and an opportunity to stroll round the information market. Although there’s a focus on the services of DANS, there is plenty for everyone and it’s a really great way to meet others who might help answer your questions, or inspire you with their own ideas; take a look at the programme.

The open day is organized by DANS in cooperation with the Young Academy of the KNAW, Promovendi Netwerk Nederland, the Horizon 2020 project OpenAIRE and RDA National node in the Netherlands. DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services) is the Netherlands Institute providing services and advice on permanent access to digital research resources.

I will be delivering materials about Leiden’s Centre for Digital Scholarship for the “front-office–back-office” market stand: Stand 9 in the information market. You’re welcome to drop by and pick up one of our information cards from there and if you’re a researcher at Leiden, I would love to meet you. One of my tasks in the coming year is to build a network across Leiden University of people with a role in research data management so that we can discuss problems and share news and best practice. Come and say “hi”!

Leiden researcher, Anna van ‘t Veer, will also be around and you will find her on Stand 11 where she can tell you more about the Open Science Community Leiden. Anna is already in touch with a group of researchers who are forming a “bottom-up, broad-mindedness-driven” Open Science Community at Leiden, and she’s keen to involve more people.

We’re both hoping that Leiden has good representation at the event, so that we can meet you and get to know each other better.

If you’re already interested, or you just want to know more about data sharing, why not come along and enjoy this afternoon with us.

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