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Every two years, the Dutch Data Prize is awarded to an individual or a team that makes research data FAIR. In order to have a chance to win this prize, you can nominate a dataset produced by yourself or by another individual or research group.

The Dutch Data Prize 2022

Nominations and submissions

Nominations are restricted to research that was lead or primarily conducted by research-performing organisations in The Netherlands. The deadline for nominating datasets is September 30. Submit a dataset here!

Data Prize 2022

On 29 November 2022, the Dutch Data Prize will be awarded during the FAIR Data Day | Reusing Data to Advance Science.

The Data Prize will again be awarded in three categories:

  • Social sciences and humanities
  • Natural and engineering sciences
  • Life sciences and health

The winners of the Dutch Data Prize receive €3.500,- towards making their dataset(s) more FAIR (e.g. by organizing a symposium or by making the data accessible online).


The Dutch Data Prize 2022 criteria provide guidance for preparing submissions and to ensure transparency about criteria to which the jury will adhere in assessing submissions.

Download the Dutch Data Prize Award Criteria 2022.

Award ceremony

The award ceremony will take place on 29 November 2022 in collaboration with the FAIR Data Day | Reusing Data to Advance Science with an engaging conference program for researchers, research support professionals and open science enthusiasts alike.

Prize Winning Research Data Practices

The Dutch Data Prize is a valuable recognition of researchers’ contributions to their own field and to the principle of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) data. There are many routes to practising FAIR data management and each of the finalists will have the opportunity to share ‘behind the scenes’ details about their research and data management practices in a short address prior to the award ceremony.

Winners of the 2020 Dutch Data Awards

Read about the winners of the 2020 Dutch Data Prize and their work here.


The Dutch Data Prize 2022 is offered to you by Research Data Netherlands (RDNL)  partners - 4TU.ResearchData, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL) and SURF - and National Programme Open Science (NPOS).