Henk van den Hoogen, Programme Manager Research Support at Maastricht University Library, has been appointed as chairman of the Dutch Dataverse Network (DDN) Advisory Board. This was a unanimous decision of the board during the first meeting, last Friday, 25 February. 

Van den Hoogen is – among others – involved in the process of data management at Maastricht University. We consider this appointment as a national recognition of expertise in Maastricht. 

UM involvement ensured

The Advisory Board is meant to point out the strategic developments of DDN. By chairing this Board, Maastricht University is directly involved with the further development and positioning of DDN. The members of the Advisory Boad are, besides Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), all partner universities from Utrecht, Groningen, Rotterdam, Tilburg and 3 Technical Universities.

Central UM registration tool

DDN, the platform for Dutch universities to store, share and find research data, is now organisationally embedded under direction of DANS, an institute of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW). Maastricht University is going to use DDN as central registration tool of research data. The platform is also useful for storing and sharing smaller sets of research data. More information can be found on the Research Support portal of the University Library.

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