Workshop data curation - eHumanities Group

Workshop on Data curation


March 20, 2014

Workshop on Data curation

In this workshop we will discuss the current developments in the area of data curation and how they are relevant to researchers in the computational humanities. We will consider the recent policy push for datamanagement and the new services that various institutions offer in support of researchers and their datamangement needs. Workshop participants will also experiment with and learn about various possibilities and services offered to publish and curate their own data.

This is a hands-on workshop so please bring your own laptop.

As space is limited registration is necessary. To register, please send an email to


Please note that different than the normal Research Meetings the workshop will start at 14.00 hrs and go on until 17.00 hrs.



René van Horik

DANS – Data Archiving and Networked Services, The Hague, The Netherlands

René works as researcher and program manager at DANS. DANS promotes sustained access to digital research data and is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). René studied Economic and Social History and received his Phd in Computer Science from Delft University of Technology. His research interests are in the field of digital preservation and research data management. He is involved in the APARSEN project that aims at the development of a virtual centre of excellence in the field of digital preservation.


Merel Noorman

eHumanties group, KNAW, The Netherlands

Merel is a postdoc researcher at the eHumanities group, where she works on the Policy RECommendations for Open Access to Research Data in Europe (RECODE) project. The RECODE project looks at the challenges associated with providing open access to research data. Merel’s research interests include open access, distributed responsibility and the social and ethical aspects of new computational technologies. Before joining the eHumanities group she was a postdoctoral research associate in the Science, Technology and Society Program at the University of Virginia, where she worked on a research project about responsibility and autonomous artificial agents. She studied artificial intelligence (AI) and science & technology studies (STS) at the University of Amsterdam and Edinburgh University and received her PhD from Maastricht University. Merel also worked as an advisor to the Dutch Council for Social Development (Raad voor Maatschappelijke Ontwikkeling), which advises the Dutch Government on social issues.