We look back on an exciting and busy year. In 2017 we welcomed our 50th colleague. Having started with only a handful of people in 2011, we now have a team that covers a wide variety of expertise areas. Such a varied team enables us to help answer the most challenging research questions with digital technologies and methods.
Over the past year, we worked on almost 50 collaborative projects which you can view in the map below. Also, our team contributed to many national and international initiatives that involve strengthening science and scholarly research with digital technology. Among these initiatives are the Dutch National Platform Open Science, the European Open Science Cloud and the Dutch National Research Agenda. In the latter we took up a coordinating role in the ‘Startimpulsprogramma Verantwoorde Waardecreatie met Big Data’.
Another important team effort was the launch of our new Research Software Directory. We’re proud to share the result with you in this report. In 2018 we will continue to develop this directory, which aims to be much more than an archive of research software. It also shows the multiple disciplines where the tools are applied, the documentation, and the people behind the development of software.
Last but not least, over we started preparations for hosting the International IEEE eScience Conference - in October 2018 we will welcome 200 internationally leading eScientists to Amsterdam.
As always, we hope you’ll enjoy reading this report and we look forward to collaborate with many existing and new partners in the year ahead!