Who will win the Dutch Data Prize 2018?
10 May 2018 The Hague - This year, for the fifth time, the Dutch Data Prize will be awarded for a scientist or research group that has made an extraordinary contribution to science by making research data available for additional or new research. Researchers can nominate themselves, another researcher or a research group. The deadline for nominations is July 1st. The award ceremony will be held on November 28 at NWO.
In 2018 the Data Prize will be awarded in three categories: 1) humanities and social sciences, 2) exact and technical sciences and 3) medical and life sciences.
The winners receive a sculpture and 5,000 euro to make their data set (more) accessible - for instance by organising a symposium or disclosing the data online.
Under supervision of Stan Gielen, President at NWO, the members of the jury are:
- In the category 'Humanities and Social Sciences': Jos Bazelmans, head Archeology, National Service for Cultural Heritage, endowed professor of Heritage Conservation at Free University, and Hans de Jonge, advisor Open Science & Quality NWO
- In the category 'Exact and Technical Sciences': Frank van Harmelen, professor Knowledge Representation & Reasoning, Free University, and Geert-Jan Houben, professor Web Information Systems at TU Delft, directeur Delft Data Science
- In the category 'Medical and Life Sciences': Inez Joung, Chief Data Officer, National Institute for Health and Environment, and Nanda Piersma, special lecturer Big Data, City of Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
In order to be eligible for the Dutch Data Prize, the nominee's data must meet the following conditions:
- The data must be in a 'trustworthy digital repository';
- The data are available on the basis of open access or the documentation of the dataset explains why open access is not possible and under which conditions interested parties can get access to the data;
- The data, or the research potential enabled by them, must be of (inter)national importance;
- The data must facilitate answering new research questions or identify new answers to old questions;
- The manager or depositor of the data has made efforts to ensure that the data will be accessible and usable for others in the long term (for example demonstrated by high-quality metadata/documentation);
- The data must be used extensively, or have this potential.
Nominations are possible through the online nomination form .