Here you can find ZonMw’s policy, procedures and tools for research data management and stewardship (RDM) and FAIR data.
Researchers can use the information for planning their RDM and making their data fit for reuse.
ZonMw acts at three levels:
It is important to note that:
The research community as a whole is continuously developing and learning how to make FAIR data possible. Procedures and tools may therefore change. All takes place in the context of GO FAIR Implementation Networks, European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), its recommendations Turning FAIR Data into Reality, and the National Platform Open Science in the Netherlands.
It is ZonMw’s intention to implement – as soon as possible - new procedures and tools for making research data fit for reuse. ZonMw makes changes in consultation with its network of data stewards at research organisations and infrastructures.
ZonMw’s policy, procedures and tools for FAIR data management are aimed at creating and reusing FAIR data, thereby adding value to research outcomes.Datamanagement at ZonMw
A large number of guidances, tools and services is available to support researchers at creating and reusing FAIR research dataCreating FAIR data
Researchers who get a grant from ZonMw need to deliver a data management plan (DMP) at the beginning of their research project.
ZonMw allows researchers to choose a DMP template. The options are:
Check the list of DMP templates of research institutes that ZonMw has acknowledged to use for RDM in ZonMw projects.
If you want to add a DMP template to this list, please contact ZonMw at email@example.com
Read more about the Procedures for RDM in ZonMw projects.
Choosing the DMP template is part of the New approach for RDM in ZonMw’s projects. Here you also find the conditions that allow one to use the DMP of a research institute.
Find background information for making FAIR, reusable data in Creating 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