Data4lifesciences would like to announce that the thoroughly revised version of the Handbook for Adequate Natural Data Stewardship (HANDS 2.0) was launched on November 28 at the Dutch Data Prize 2018 event.

Data stewardship refers to the sustainable care for research data as an integral part of the research process. Good data stewardship is a prerequisite for Open Science and it is rapidly becoming common practice within the UMCs. As a consequence, the re-use of research data will become natural. Both patients and the general public will benefit from this development.

All sections of the on line HANDS handbook can assist you in drafting your data management plan. To accommodate the need for practical pointers, a toolbox has been added with data stewardship resources at the UMCs and other national and international organizations. The 2.0 edition also addresses new laws and regulations such as the ‘Meldplicht Datalekken’ and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU) recommends that research data stewardship at the eight Dutch UMCs is compliant with HANDS.

Go to Handbook (HANDS 2.0)

4 December 2018