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Essentials 4 Data Support

February 8 - March 21

About the course

This course teaches data supporters basic knowledge and skills (essentials) to take the first steps in supporting researchers in storing, managing, archiving and sharing research data. After the course, you will have an overview of the different phases of scientific research data. For each phase, you will get tools to advise researchers on adding value to their research data.

Course structure

Besides acquiring knowledge, practising and sharing knowledge are central. You can follow the course in two ways:

  • Online only (free of charge)
  • Full course: online + meetings + certificate (895 euro excl. VAT)

Time investment

Besides attending two course days, the average online study load is four to six hours per week (fifty hours in total).

For whom

The course is aimed at anyone who wants to support researchers in storing, managing, archiving and sharing research data: a data supporter. For example, (data) librarians, IT staff and researchers with data management tasks.


Research Data Netherlands (RDNL) is a partnership for sustainable data archiving. Parties involved:

  • 4TU.ResearchData
  • Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
  • Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL)
  • SURF

More information and registration

Visit the Research Data Netherlands site for more information on the full programme and how to register.


February 8
March 21
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Anna van Saksenlaan 51
Den Haag, Zuid-Holland 2593 HW Netherlands
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