November 27, 2017

Lunch Meeting on the new Research Data Management Regulations

Door: Petra Ploeg | Categorie: data management, data management plan, events, research data, Research Data Office, training

On Monday, December 4, the Research Data Office organizes a Lunch Meeting on the new Research Data Management Regulations for all researchers.

After a brief explanation of the Regulations, the meeting gives room for questions from the participants. Available for answering are:

  • staff of the Research Data Office
  • LL.M. Lisette Heslenfeld of Legal Affairs
  • LL.M. Moswa Herregodts, Data Protection Officer


About the Regulations

The Research Data Management Regulations were adopted on September 5, 2017. The Executive Board hereby wishes to make university-wide regulations available, in which the common principles for responsible management of research data are provided. The Schools will have to work out the Regulations in detail for their own School policies.

The primary purpose of the Research Data Management Regulations is to make research data more findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (the FAIR data principles). Good data management also ensures the integrity and confidentiality of research data.

Key points of the Regulations

  • List of responsibilities for researchers, Deans and the Executive Board. Each researcher is asked to prepare a data management plan prior to a new research project.
  • Guidelines for safe and sustainable storage of research data during and after research.
  • A storage period of at least ten years for research data (analogous to the 2014 VSNU Code of Conduct).
  • Research data are, in principle, owned by Tilburg University.
  • Where possible, research data will be made available for everyone. This will apply to metadata in any event.
  • Additional safeguards in processing personal data in research, including the registration of processing by means of the schedule processing of personal data.
  • The current rules for managing research data when collaborating with third parties.


Framework Regulations

The Research Data Management Regulations have been prepared in accordance with statutory requirements (copyright law, personal data protection law, general data protection regulations etc.) and the relevant codes of conduct:


Support and implementation

Support for the Research Data Management regulations is provided by the Research Data Office (RDO). The Regulations will commence on January 1, 2018, but a three year period of implementation is foreseen. The RDO will draft a project proposal for the implementation in collaboration with the Schools and in consultation with Legal Affairs and other support divisions.


Practical information

You can sign in via

  • Time 12:45 – 13:30 hrs
  • Location Library Lecture Room L 104
  • Coffee and tea will be provided
  • Maximum number of participants is 18.


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