Who will win the Dutch Data Prize 2018?

This year, for the fifth time, the Dutch Data Prize will be awarded for a scientist or research group that has made an extraordinary contribution to science by making research data available for additional or new research. Just as in 2016 there will be a Data Prize in three categories: humanities & social sciences; exact & technical sciences and medical & life sciences.


Are you a researcher with a good example of shared data? Or do you know someone who is? You can nominate yourself, another researcher or a research group through the website of RDNL - Research Data Netherlands. Deadline for nominations is July 1st. The winners will receive a sculpture and €5,000 to make their data set (more) accessible, for instance by organising a symposium or disclosing the data online.

Reward ceremony & jury

The award ceremony will be held on 28 November 2018 at NWO.

Under supervision of Stan Gielen (voorzitter NWO), the members of the jury are:

  • In the category 'Humanities and Social Sciences': Jos Bazelmans (hoofd Archeologie Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, bijzonder hoogleraar Monumentenzorg Vrije Universiteit) and Hans de Jonge (adviseur Open Science & Kwaliteit NWO)
  • In the category 'Exact and Technical Sciences': Frank van Harmelen (hoogleraar Knowledge Representation & Reasoning Vrije Universiteit) and Geert-Jan Houben (hoogleraar Web Information Systems TU Delft, directeur Delft Data Science)
  • In the category 'Medical and Life Sciences': Inez Joung (Chief Data Officer Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu) en Nanda Piersma (bijzonder lector Big Data in de Stad Hogeschool van Amsterdam)

More information

For more information about the Dutch Data Prize 2018 and the nomination criteria visit the website of RDNL - Research Data Netherlands. RDNL is a national coalition of data archives consisting of 4TU.ResearchData, SURFsara and DANS.


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