4TU.ResearchData is led by the 4TU.ResearchData Consortium, which consists of Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente and Wageningen University & Research.

4TU.ResearchData is hosted and managed by the TU Delft Library, where datasets are locally stored on TU Delft servers, and is governed by TU Delft’s legal statements. 4TU.ResearchData staff is responsible for managing and maintaining the data repository, including its preservation policy to guarantee long-term usability of the data it holds.

The infrastructure on which the repository runs is available as Free and Open Source software, called Djehuty. The name Djehuty is derived from an ancient Egyptian king who is considered the inventor of writing. Our vision is to co-develop this software with our 4TU.ResearchData community of researchers and research support professionals, such as research software engineers and data managers. At 4TU.ResearchData we strongly believe that community-driven development is essential for innovation and sustainability of our services.

The codebase is available here. Please let us know if you would be interested to contribute to the code or have any questions.

Despite the Dutch roots, 4TU.ResearchData provides its services to research institutes from around the globe and welcomes further collaboration from beyond the Netherlands and the EU.

Become a member

The 4TU.ResearchData consortium is open to organisations that share our mission and are willing to make an active contribution to it. As a member of 4TU.ResearchData:

  • You will take part in Executive Board meetings and Operational Board meetings, which makes you share in the knowledge and influence on the development of our services and the strategy and its implementation by 4TU.ResearchData.
  • You are represented in the cooperations and consultative committees where 4TU.ResearchData engages in.
  • You will receive discounted rates and get access to services that are exclusive to consortium members.
Our Membership Prospectus provides an overview of the different possible service levels and their associated services.
As a 4TU.ResearchData member you are making a contribution to securing access to technical scientific research data through your commitment to the Board and the local front office and with financial support from the shared back- and front office. The rights and obligations of the members are laid down in a Consortium Agreement. Are you interested in a possible 4TU.ResearchData membership or do you have questions about it? Please contact 4TU.ResearchData.