WUR Data Champions Katharina Hanika & Eliana Papoutsoglou: actively promoting good data management practices

Have you ever watched the short story on the panda bear that would like to use data from her colleague? If not, check out the 4-minute ‘data management horror story’ made by the NYU Health Sciences Library here. A personal experience comparable to the panda story triggered PhD candidates Katharina…

Wageningen Economic Research: secure data storing and sharing

The data champions interviewed so far all show different practices – and different strengths – when it comes to the four aspects of WUR’s new data policy: planning, storing, archiving, and registering. The data champion of this blog post, Jos van den Puttelaar from Wageningen Economic Research, is doing especially…

Breeding and Genomics: WUR Data Champion in storing data on the genomes of 200,000 cows

For this blog post we interviewed Prof. Roel Veerkamp, of Breeding and Genomics of Wageningen University & Research. The department analyses the genomes and phenotypes of animals to improve animal breeding and our understanding of genetic variation. Genomes are the complete set of genes or genetic material present in a…