National Research Software Day

Start Date

23 Apr 2024

Start Time

09:30 Europe/Amsterdam



End Date

23 Apr 2024

End Time

17:30 Europe/Amsterdam

National Research Software Day


April 23


09:30 am - 05:30 pm

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Netherlands eScience Center


Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

1 Media Parkboulevard, 1217 WE Hilversum

Hilversum, NH, NL, 1217 WE

At National Research Software Day, researchers, policymakers, Research Software Engineers and community leaders are invited to come together to celebrate the power of collaboration and community for quality research software on 23 April at Beeld & Geluid in Hilversum. A programme can be found below, a more complete programme and other information can be found on the conference website.

This day is a joint initiative from the Netherlands eScience Center and the National Coordination Point Research Data Management (LCRDM).



9.30-10.00: Registration & Coffee

10.00-10.15: Plenary Welcome

10.15-11.00: Keynote: Rogier Kievit

11.25-12.40: Parallel Sessions

Session 1: Digital skills training for researchers

Session 2: Infrastructure for research software

Session 3: Recognition & Rewards for research software

Session 4: Writing reproducible research software

12.40-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.15 Unconference sessions

15:40-16:25 Keynote: Jenny Bryan

16:25-16:35 Plenary closing

16.30-17.30 Drinks


The National Research Software Day takes place at Beeld & Geluid, Hilversum. Beeld & Geluid serves as the place where media come together; within their vibrant Mediamuseum, extensive archive, online or at various locations. All forms of Dutch media heritage find a home in their immense archive, encompassing radio and television programs, video games, music and podcasts, as well as political cartoons and photographs.

Spotify playlist

During registration, participants filled out their favourite song related to programming, community and collaboration. The Spotify playlist of those songs can be found here.

Art Exhibition

During National Research Software Day, artists who use concepts commonly used in research and software to make beautiful, thought-provoking art will exhibit their work. Below you can find the names and websites of the artists involved.

Christian Schwarz

Kuangyi Xing

Eusebi Jugcla

Guido van der Kooij



Programme Committee

Dan Rudmann (Leiden University)
Daniela Gawehns (Reproducibility Network)
Maaike de Jong (Netherlands eScience Center)
Maria Cruz (Open Science NL)
Margriet Miedema (LCRDM)
Lieke de Boer (Netherlands eScience Center)
Lisa Yu (UvA Data Science Centre)


Organizing Committee

Jacqueline Weiner (Netherlands eScience Center)
Lieke de Boer (Netherlands eScience Center)
Sacha van Breugel (Netherlands eScience Center)



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