The Dutch Data Prize awards the efforts of researchers who collect and document data in order to make the data accessible to others.
Winners and Nominations
This year, prizes are awarded in three categories: 1) humanities and social sciences, 2) exact and technical sciences and 3) medical and life sciences.
BoschDoc, AHCODA-DB and OpenML won the Data Prize 2016.
The following researchers/research groups were nominated for the Dutch Data Prize 2016:
Humanities and Social Sciences category
- BoschDoc (winner)
R.C. Hage, A.M. Koldeweij , Radboud University, Faculty of Arts – Art History
BoschDoc brings together all known written sources about Hieronymus Bosch, at least until 1800. Interest in this painter is more than just hype, and this database offers academics and other interested parties an easy way to become acquainted with the historical sources on the subject, including all associated information.
- ETCBC database of the Hebrew Bible
Prof.dr. W.T. van Peursen, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Theology
This database contains the full text of the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament), complete with extensive philological annotations.
- UCU Accent Project (LUCEA)
R. Orr en H. Quené, Utrecht University
This dataset has been collected in order to research phonetic convergence in English accents in a multilingual environment, University College Utrecht.
Medical and Life Sciences category
- AHCODA-DB (winner)
B. Koopmans, Sylics
Behavioural tests on genetic mouse strains; (raw and processed) data about 21 different genetic mouse strains (N=1459 mice in total) from 17 classic tests and 17 new automated tests (2419 parameters in total).
- FEM (Forest Ecology and Forest Management) Growth and Yield Data
J. den Ouden, Wageningen University
This dataset contains measurement data from a large number of permanent test areas in forests covering a range of tree species and forest types for the 1923-2000 period; very extensive (standardised) measurements of individual trees.
- Radiomics for Lung
A. Dekker, MAASTRO Clinic
Collection of CT scans and clinical data from 422 lung cancer patients (a total of 50k images and 25 GB).
Exact and Technical Sciences category
- OpenML (winner)
J. Vanschoren, Eindhoven University of Technology
OpenML collects (experimental) data in the field of machine-learning algorithms and their specific use/efficiency in various scientific domains. The aim is to develop and validate algorithms and models, partly by reusing machine-learning methods and techniques across various domains.
- DURAARK Dataset
Thomas Krijnen, Eindhoven University of Technology
This set combines expert-modelled building models and point cloud scans with a view to conducting a systematic analysis based on new and published metadata schemes. The data and derived models can be used, among other things, in designing buildings that are more suitable for habitation and to gain greater understanding of how existing buildings are used in reality.
- World Energy Grid
G. Schoof, RU Groningen
This dataset is a geographically accurate topological model of the European electricity supply. An open dataset of this kind is essential to the academic community for researching, for example, the effect of the integration of renewable energy on the stability, cost and efficiency of the electricity supply. Access to this data makes new, data-driven academic research possible, including the development of new models and societal impact studies.
The winners received a sculpture and €5,000, to be spent on making their datasets more accessible, e.g. by organising a symposium or putting the data online.
The award ceremony was held on Wednesday afternoon, 9 November, at NWO (building Java) in The Hague.
|14.15||Kick off plenary program|
• Word of welcome - Peter Doorn, director DANS (slides)
• Importance of Research Data Netherlands & National Coordination Point Research Data Management for researchers - Ingeborg Verheul, Coordinator National Coordination Point Research Data Management, SURFsara (slides)
• The increasing need to work with the private sector - Alastair Dunning, coordinator 4TU.Centre for Research Data (slides)
|14.45||Break with poster presentations by the nominees|
BoschDoc - ETCBC - LUCEA (humanities and social sciences)
AHCODA - FEM - Radiomics (medical and life sciences)
DURAARK - OpenML - World Energy Grid (exact and technical sciences)
• Radboud University case: research data management support as main activity of library support - Mijke Jetten, Project Manager research data management, Library Radboud University (slides)
• Showcase: research data management in an academic hospital - Rudy Scholte, Head data management, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam (slides)
• Quick course: online search and find - Ewoud Sanders, language historian en journalist (slides)
|16.15||Award ceremony - José van Dijck, President KNAW and President of the Dutch Data Prize jury|
|16.30||Drinks and networking|
The jury for the Dutch Data award was this year composed of:
- prof. dr. J.F.T.M. (José) van Dijck, president KNAW
- prof. dr. Th.L.M. (Theo) Engelen and prof. dr. F.M.G. (Franciska) de Jong (humanities and social sciences)
- prof.dr. J. (Jakob) de Vlieg and prof. dr. H. (Ed) Brinksma (exact and technical sciences)
- prof. R.P. (Ronald) Stolk, MD PhD and prof. M. (Marcel) Reinders (medical and life sciences).
If you have any questions about the Data Prize, please contact Robin Duinker.
Enthousiast winners last years
- "Show how good your database or dataset is! For us, the Data Prize has been a jewel in our crown.” Kees Mandemakers, 2010 Data Prize winner
- "Being awarded the Data Prize, even being nominated, underlines the importance of your work. It feels good.” Maarten Marx, 2012 Data Prize winner
- "Winning the Data Prize indicates that we are on the right track.” Mark van Koningsveld, 2012 Data Prize winner
- "The Data Prize is a confirmation that we’re heading in the right direction.” Martine de Bruin, 2014 Data Prize winner
- "Winning the Data Prize allows us to make important improvements we have long desired.” Marijke Dekker, 2014 Data Prize winner