Making your research data openly available for new research

Joint effort leads to a new Research Data Management service

Maastricht University provides a new, secure service that connects DataHub with DataverseNL

Published on 09 Apr 2020

Maastricht University and Maastricht UMC+ foster Open Science and support the creation of FAIR research data. DataHub and Maastricht University Library provide storage solutions and research data management services that support this ambition. They both work according to the FAIR principles and help to make your data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable.

Joint effort leads to a new Research Data Management service

As a result of a joined effort by DataHub and Maastricht University Library researchers using the DataHub storage services now have the opportunity to make a dataset openly available via DataverseNL. From now on you can copy (parts of) a dataset from DataHub to DataverseNL with just one push of a button. Including the descriptive metadata of that dataset. The data than can be published open access or with restrictions (i.e. access upon request). Every dataset you copy to DataverseNL will be curated by a data steward from the University Library before the dataset is published. This step in the process minimises the risk of publishing sensitive data and increases the quality of the descriptive metadata of the dataset.

With this new service, researchers from both Maastricht University and Maastricht UMC+ can meet the demands of funders and publishers to make data publically available.

Getting started

People who already have an account at DataHub can contact their data steward to get their research data project(s) enabled for this feature. All others can contact either DataHub or the University Library to get things started.


Are you excited to learn more about this new service or interested in using this unique service?
Please contact the data steward of your faculty or contact DataHub or the University Library directly.

More information

About DataHub and the University Library

DataHub provides data management services for studies in both the Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University and Maastricht UMC+. For security reasons, the FAIR data process focusses on securely sharing data within the MUMC+ life sciences community. Nevertheless, it may be desirable to publish datasets to a broader community and to make them publically available, following ethical conditions and legal requirements.

Maastricht University Library provides DataverseNL as a solution for storage during and after the research project with the ability to make research data publically available (worldwide). Dataverse is developed by the Dataverse Team at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University and is an open-source web application to share, preserve, cite, and explore research data. Sharing data via DataverseNL increases visibility, and researchers receive appropriate credit via a data citation with a persistent identifier. DataverseNL is a project on the national level in a partnership with DANS (KNAW), 9 Dutch Universities, 2 universities of applied science and 3 research institutes.

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