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Data Research Centre

The Data Research Centre (DRC) of Campus Fryslân combines expertise in data science with critical insight on interactions between society and technology. It functions as a co-creation space between researchers, students, and external stakeholders for research in all disciplines that connect to the domains of data science and its societal implications.

The DRC puts a particular emphasis on cross-disciplinary research. It aims to contribute concrete solutions based on reflective and critical analysis with a holistic approach and across disciplinary and cultural borders.

The Data Research Centre plays a crucial role for researchers of Campus Fryslân and facilitates data science training and practice amongst all educational programmes of Campus Fryslân. Events are also regularly hosted (workshops on blockchain, data analytics).

Our team collaborates with industry, civil society, intergovernmental organizations, and governmental partners. The Data Research Centre is partner and host of Friesland's Data Initiative for the establishment of DataFryslân

The work of the Research Data Centre spans these focus areas:

  • Data Governance, Security and Human Rights
  • Human-Data Interaction
  • Data Applications and Organisations

Core team

Associates of the Centre



  • Cutting Crime Impact - Collaboration in EU Horizon2020 Project (From 10/2018-ongoing; Gstrein, Bunnik, Zwitter)
  • Organising Knowledge for Sustainable Futures: Knowledge Infrastructure for Reporting on Progress on SDGs (2019; Beaulieu)
  • Data Responsibility in the Humanitarian Sector (2019-2020; Zwitter; Gstrein)
  • Knowledge Infrastructures for Biodiversity (From 09/2019-ongoing; PhD, Beaulieu)
  • Knowledge Tree VR (2018; Feitosa)

Previous events

Last modified:14 March 2019 3.04 p.m.