Researchers about 4TU.ResearchData

Herman Russchenberg - researcher at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences , Delft University of Technology

Data are only valuable when they are easily accessible and well-documented. Our radars produce lots of data for climate research. We have to acquire long time series, spanning over many years, to detect potential trends in the variation of clouds that may be due to climate change. Without 4TU.ResearchData data management would not have been as easy as it is now”.

Read the full showcase, Benefiting from a continuously updated time series of climate data



Bas Hensen - researcher at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology

"I am very happy with the possibility to link to our publication in Nature for further description of the data and having a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). Now we only have to send the DOI to people who are interested in their raw data. The amount of views of the uploaded datasets shows that nearly all of the world’s other research groups involved in experimental quantum mechanics have accessed the dataset".

Read the full showcase, Disentangling Data  - Disproving Einstein’s Theory of Locality.

Rian Ruhl – PhD researcher at the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente

“I chose to share some of my data, from my research on material properties of dense oxygen transport membranes for oxy-fuel combustion, in the archive of 4TU.ResearchData.
After uploading my data, 4TU.ResearchData offered me assistance in increasing the discoverability of my data by e-mailing me supplementary metadata suggestions, which I greatly appreciated!"



Dominique Ngan-Tillard, researcher at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences , Delft University of Technology


 “Storing digital collections of archaeological remains together with their meta-data and interpretation in the 4TU.ResearchData archive will help to promote the use (and re-use) of science-based techniques and technologies in modern research in the field of arts and archaeology.
The digital collections will generate, new, more innovative challenges for our knowledge!”

Read the full showcase, Where archaeology and geo engineering meet



John-Alan Pascoe - PhD researcher at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology

"I see major advantages to depositing my research data in the 4TU.ResearchData archive as soon as I submit a publication to a publisher. Because the dataset carries a DOI, I have already referred to the dataset in the current publication. The reviewer thus used the dataset when evaluating the paper."

Read the full showcase, Opening up research data for reviewers and researchers


Teun Hoevenaars – PhD researcher at the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology

“In order to allow other researchers to redo my analyses or analyse them in other ways, it is essential that they can easily access my data. This has been enabled through 4TU.ResearchData, who have been very accommodating and helpful throughout the whole process of data publication. Going through this process has definitely enriched my PhD.”

Wil van der Aalst -  Full professor of Information Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology


”Since process mining is a young and emerging research area, it is important that the data sets in the form of event logs are made available. In this way, process mining techniques can be tested."


“The usefulness of depositing our event logs at the  4TU.ResearchData archive is evident. The many emails with requests for event logs can easily be answered by giving the DOI of the dataset."


“I think we stand on the threshold of a development where it is no longer acceptable to publish without data sets available. Thanks to 4TU.ResearchData we can be a frontrunner."

Bas Wols - PhD researcher at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology


“I have deposited all data which underlie my research. In this way researchers can in theory replicate what I have done."


“The 4TU.ResearchData employees outlined their ambition of giving access to research data clearly. I had to transform my data into a netCDF-format. This format allows for downloading parts of the data set and querying it. Then, I went by with a hard disk and my data were put online."


“I think increasing your citation score will apply in the long term, once a data set becomes more and more recognized as an official publication





Martijn Bakker - Dr. Water Management Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences , Delft University of Technology


"Thanks to 4TU.ResearchData my data is now clearly available and accessible to other researchers.
One of the recommendations in my thesis is therefore to share datasets better among researchers. By making the data publicly available, other researchers can compare different methods to predict the patterns of drinking water demand,  by using the same data. I wonder if other researchers are going to try this."


Ricardo Seguel - PhD researcher Information Systems group, School of Industrial Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology

“I decided to deposit a Virtual Machine with all the test data and the prototype software tool to the 4TU.ResearchData archive to make it available to anyone to replay the tests and experiments explained in my thesis. Depositing the data in the archive was really easy. I just pointed a link to the SHARE System where the Virtual Machine resides and then it was copied to the data store of 4TU."


“Anyone can access and check your prototype, experiments and test data. And the data can be used in other research too."


“It is a great initiative and it’s providing a great service to the science community being a central hub to boost collaboration between researchers of all countries and fields."

Martijn Westhoff - PhD researcher Hydraulic Engineering  Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology

“Research becomes more transparent and other researchers can verify your research or use the data for their own research."


“In this way you can deliver your data in the right format and with appropriate metadata right away."

Read more good practices in our showcase brochure




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  1. We also have over 60 in Business and Management (mainly from @TUeindhoven) and around 30 in quantum physics…

    20 Mar 2019
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