4TU.ResearchData works closely with partners and participates in various (inter)national projects and networks to ensure the accessibility of scientific research.

The Carpentries

The Carpentries - 4TU.ResearchData started collaborating with The Carpentries in 2018 to deliver Software Carpentry workshops for researchers from partner universities of 4TU.ResearchData. In addition to Software Carpentry workshops, we collaborate with researchers to develop and deliver discipline-specific data carpentry workshops.

Skills4EOSC Consortium

Skills4EOSC -  4TU.ResearchData is a member of the Skills4EOSC consortium which successfully secured an Horizon Europe grant. In addition to developing a curriculum for data stewards, we will also build professional networks for lifelong learning for data steward communities in Europe and disciplinary communities for FAIR Data for AI and Health & Technology.

Thematic Digital Competence Center for Natural and Engineering Sciences

The TDCC NES - In 2021, 4TU.ResearchData co-led the NWO-funded proposal for a thematic Digital Competence Center for Natural and Engineering Sciences. The centre will strengthen the networking and collaboration for FAIR data, software and computation within the domain of Natural and Engineering Sciences.

Research Data Netherlands (RDNL)

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Research Data Netherlands (RDNL) - RDNL is a partnership between 4TU.ResearchData, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL) and SURF. With this coalition, the partners work together to secure access to and archiving of research data in the future.

Landelijk Coordinatiepunt Research Data Management

Landelijk Coordinatiepunt Research Data Management - LCRDM facilitates a national strategy for research data management in the Netherlands. 4TU.ResearchData is a part of the workgroup Research Support and Advice.


DataCite - DataCite is a leading global non-profit organisation that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research data. The goal is to help the research community locate, identify, and cite research data with confidence. 4TU.ResearchData is collaborating with DataCite by assigning Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to datasets.

Research Data Alliance (RDA)

Research Data Alliance (RDA) - The Research Data Alliance builds the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing of data through working groups and interest groups, formed of experts from around the world. In 2014, 4TU.ResearchData was one of the hosts of the RDA Plenary Meeting in Amsterdam.


Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER) - CESAER is a non-profit international association of leading European universities of science and technology and engineering schools/faculties at comprehensive universities and university colleges. 4TU.ResearchData contributes to the CESAER group on Research Data.

Collaboration with researchers

  • 4TU.ResearchData welcomes Wageningen University & Research as its new member

    Wednesday, 2 February 2022
    4TU.ResearchData and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) are proud to announce that WUR joined 4TU.ResearchData as a bronze member on 1 January 2022. Researchers at…
  • 4TU.ResearchData’s Internship Programme is open!

    Saturday, 29 January 2022
    We're pleased to announce that we're offering internship projects for students, early career researchers and professionals seeking further experience in research data management, open science…
  • Stronger together: Fostering collaboration between the University of Twente’s Digital Competence...

    Tuesday, 25 January 2022
    In 2022, the University of Twente’s Digital Competence Center (UT DCC), the Open Science Community Twente (OSCT) and 4TU.ResearchData are joining forces to co-organise events…
  • Workshop series on machine learning applications in material science

    Thursday, 13 January 2022
    We announce the launch of a workshop series for Early Career Researchers in Material Science. This workshop series aims to introduce early career researchers (ECRs)…
  • Community call: Managing Health and Technology Research Data

    Wednesday, 27 October 2021
    On Tuesday 26th October we hosted a community call on ‘Managing Health and Technology Research Data’. The one-hour long event brought participants together from various…
  • Share, Inspire, Impact — Supporting software, data and computational needs for research at TU...

    Tuesday, 26 October 2021
    The DCC Showcase Event On Tuesday, 12 October 2021, the TU Delft Digital Competence Centre hosted the showcase event Share, Inspire, Impact — Supporting software,–
  • How to Manage Data: Data Stewardship and FAIR Skills

    Tuesday, 26 October 2021
    This post has been originally published on Prof. Laurent Gatto’s blog. In this interactive talk at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Research Data…
  • The Sand Motor

    Tuesday, 20 July 2021
    The Sand Motor, a unique coastal defence project was constructed off the coast of the Netherlands in 2011. The final project conference was combined with the proceedings of the Coastal Dynamics Conference in July 2021 to mark 10 years of the Zandmotor.
  • EMBL EBI: Bioinformatics for Principal Investigators

    Monday, 19 July 2021
    On the 17th of June, 4TU.ResearchData's data trainer, Eirini Zormpa, and community manager, Connie Clare, delivered a 3-hour workshop on ‘Planning your data management’ during…