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Open Science, preprints, ethical boards and fast research in “the COVID era”

Date:08 July 2020

Open science and COVID: a lot of research has been published, and more will follow soon. But is the research reliable and diligent? What should we pay the most attention to? Vera Heininga and Tina Kretschmer, cofounders of the Open Science Community...

Nick Degens

Mocht de Corona-app er toch komen, stel ons, de eindgebruikers, dan centraal!

Date:12 May 2020

English translation below
Nadat eerdere pogingen strandden, wil de overheid vanaf eind mei de eerste bruikbare versie van een corona app testen. De app moet het makkelijker maken voor de GGD om contacten van coronapatiënten te traceren. Nick Degens, docent...

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The Research Data Management System: Made for and with researchers

Date:21 April 2020

In December 2018, the Research Data Management System (RDMS), created on the basis of iRODS, was introduced during a Data Federation Hub (DFH) meet-up. iRODS stands for integrated Rule-Oriented Data System and is a technology for the management of research...

Rose Harris-Birtill

An interview with Dr Rose Harris-Birtill from the Open Library of Humanities

Date:06 April 2020
Dr Rose Harris-Birtill serves as Managing Editor across the Open Library of Humanities platform of 28 Open Access scholarly journals, and Editor of its flagship journal OLH, based at Birkbeck, University of London. In this interview, she discusses the benefits and challenges of open access publishing in the humanities and describes the publishing model of the Open Library of the Humanities.
Lagere zorgkosten in wijken met meer sportverenigingsleden

Lagere zorgkosten in wijken met meer sportverenigingsleden

Date:02 January 2020

(English version below)
Uit onderzoek onder de gehele Nederlandse bevolking door de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, het UMCG en de Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen is gebleken dat wijken met een hoger percentage sportverenigingsleden lagere zorgkosten hebben....

Researcher Oskar Gstrein

Cutting Crime Impact, using data to predict crime

Date:06 November 2019
The blockbuster Minority Report (2002) is set in a future in which a special police unit is able to arrest criminals before they commit their crimes. Science fiction? Not anymore. Researcher Oskar Gstrein (Data Research Centre, Campus Fryslân) is exploring the ethical, legal and social issues of such technology in a large European research project that looks at how to use data to predict and prevent petty crime: Cutting Crime Impact.
Marijtje van Duijn and Esther Hoorn

Privacy in research: asking the right questions!

Date:29 August 2019
Esther Hoorn (Legal Affairs), Marijtje van Duijn (Associate Professor, Behavioural and Social Sciences/Sociology), Anne Beaulieu (Associate Professor at Campus Fryslân and Science & Technology studies) and Tom Spits (MOOC coordinator at the Center for Information Technology) have jointly submitted and been granted a proposal for the Comenius programme of the Dutch Research Council (NWO). We interviewed Marijtje van Duijn and Esther Hoorn about research involving personal data and the need to train good researchers.
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Open Science: transparency above all else

Date:09 July 2019
Author:Data Federation Hub (DFH)

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PhD students Maurits Masselink and Daan Ornée and senior researcher Jojanneke Bastiaansen, all based at the University Center of Psychiatry at the UMCG, are the enthusiastic cofounders and advocates of the Open...

Prof. Louise Meijering

Collecting GPS data from the elderly: research-related security issues addressed

Date:15 May 2019
Author:Data Federation Hub (DFH)

More and more elderly people are still living at home. For some, it is a choice. For others, it is because society has chosen to reduce the number of places available in residential facilities for the elderly. Living at home can be quite a challenge for...

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Data-driven society? Be 'Data Wise'!

Date:25 July 2018
Author:Anne Beaulieu
Data, and particularly ‘big data’, play an increasing role in society. Scientists, journalists, politicians, policy makers, and governmental institutions all make use of big data to understand our society and to improve our daily lives. But how do these practices influence our lives, positively and negatively, and shape society? And what is ‘big data’ actually?