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ZonMw’s policy, procedures, practical guidance, and initiatives are aimed at the creation of reusable data and reuse of existing data.
ZonMw’s approach is guided by the FAIR principles to obtain data that are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. Overall, the FAIR principles help to enhance the quality of research projects, and to accelerate innovation in health and health care.

ZonMw’s activities stand on two closely related pillars:

  1. practical guidelines for Data management and stewardship in research projects, and how they relate to ZonMw’s policy, requirements and procedures;
  2. development and implementation of new FAIRification approaches, leading to data that comply with the FAIR principles, become machine readable, and are captured by making use of standards and technologies (etc) that are preferred within a specific research community.

The activities are part of ZonMw’s policy on Open Science. The international transition to open science is crucial to accomplish the right conditions for creating reusable data, and data reuse:  FAIR data stewardship, recognition and reward, open access publications, and citizen science.

Attention! Please consult this website regularly for updates and solutions.

In the spotlight

Interesting things to do with data

E-data & research
Figuur - E-data & research

The digital newsletter (also on paper !) E-Data & Research, issued by DANS, shows interesting examples of what one can do with data.
Read the article: Where do data stewards get their knowledge and how can the Netherlands approach this more professionally?

View the website E-data & Research

Open data or FAIR data?

Open data or fair data

FAIR data are not necessarily OPEN data. Through the ‘A’ of Accessibility, one can state the conditions for sharing the data (‘restricted access’). The FAIR principles are in line with the policy of research funders like ZonMw and NWO to make research data “as open as possible, and as closed as needed”.

Open data

Next step: expert meetings about making health data available for research

Health-RI and BBMRI.nl organise new expert meetings to discuss the next step in making health data available for research. Expert meeting number 1 was about collecting FAIR data on September 9th. On September 23rd was the focus on Data Findability and Linkage. Join the meeting on October 7th.

Read more on the website of our partner Health-RI

Research on corona and COVID-19

Coronavirus

Together with our sponsors and clients, we are looking into possibilities for financing research into the coronavirus and COVID-19. The pandemic is having a major impact on healthcare and society.

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News

‘Reflecting on science should become normal practice’

The new Promoting Good Science (PGS) programme, which is the follow-up to the Fostering Responsible Research Practices (FRRP) programme, will be chaired by Sally Wyatt. PGS is aimed at encouraging sustainable improvements in the science system. Eduard Klasen is stepping down as former chair of FRRP, and he is confidently passing the baton on to his successor Sally, who wants to involve the broader science domain.

News

Genderful Research World: to integrate sex and gender in your research

In the Summer of 2021, an international team of early career researchers won the ZonMw/CIHR-IGH Gender in Research Award. It allowed the team to bring their innovative idea for supporting health researchers in integrating sex and gender in research to life. Now they proudly present The Genderful Research World (GRW), an interactive online platform designed for health researchers to easily access resources related to integrating a sex- and...

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Events

EURECO Conference 2021: Tackling the ‘digital divide’

Persons with disabilities, with care needs or with psychiatric illnesses are particularly affected by the impact of the digital divide in society. The EURECO 2021 conference will focus on approaches to promote the development of equal digital participation for these vulnerable groups as well.

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Online matchmaking event Create2Solve

Do you face challenges in finding an animal-free innovation in research and industry? Sign up for the online matchmaking event on 10 February 2021 at 13:00h CET of Create2Solve by sending an e-mail to mkmd@zonmw.nl.

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Margreet Bloemers

Margreet Bloemers

Project leader FAIR data and datamanagement

+31 (0)70 349 52 37
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