The launch of the revised Handbook for Adequate Natural Data Stewardship (HANDS) in the university medical centres (UMCs) took place at the programme of the 'Dataprijs 2018' ceremony on November 28 at NWO in Den Haag. This practical handbook will assist every researcher in their research. HANDS provides both guidelines and practical tools, infrastructure and expertise for handling research data.
HANDS is a product of the The Netherlands Federation of UMCs (NFU) project Data4lifesciences. This programme aspires to create a research data infrastructure that can be used by doctors and investigators at the UMCs to retrieve clinical & experimental data on all UMC-related patients and make them available to partners in the Netherlands and abroad.
To highlight the importance of HANDS2.0 and the sharing of knowledge, Paula Jansen and Rob Hooft explain in the interview 'To shared data stewardship with guidelines support' why they believe a shared data stewardship policy supported by all UMCs is important and how researchers and research support can have easy access to each other’s data stewardship expertise and training.