Hands is a handbook on data stewardship providing guidelines on data stewardship as well as lists of practical steps to take for each stage of the research data life cycle. A toolbox refers to additional expertise and resources within or outside your UMC.
The content of HANDS is continually improved and updated. Suggestions for improvements at email@example.com.
Data stewardship refers to sustainable care for research data as integral part of the research process. It covers all actions necessary to make digital research data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) during and after your research project, including data management, archiving and reuse by third parties.
Adequate data stewardship is a prerequisite for high-quality science.
- The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU) recommends that research data stewardship at the eight Dutch UMCs is compliant with HANDS.
- HANDS aligns with the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Academic Practice, the recommendations from the Landelijk Coördinatiepunt Research Data Management (LCRDM), and guidelines that apply specifically to UMCs.
- HANDS is a national contribution to the worldwide Open Science ambition.