EUR Data Coffee Breaks


Schedule and resources for the EUR Data Coffee Breaks at Erasmus University Rotterdam

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EUR Data Coffee Breaks

The EUR Data Coffee Breaks are short, focused, and informal presentations around Research Data Management (RDM). Each month is dedicated to a different RDM topic, and each topic is presented twice. EUR researchers can join the online sessions (via this Teams link) that take place on Monday and Thursday. The presentations start with a 10–15-minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes for questions and discussion. These short presentations are of course nothing more than starting points, but we are happy to organize in-depth support and training when needed. The sessions are not recorded, but slides will be published after the session.    

What topics will be covered?

Most themes are presented by the Research Data Stewards, but we welcome guests to present more specialized topics. Do you have suggestions for a topic or a speaker? Please get in touch via datasteward at  

In 2022, the Data Coffee Breaks were first organized at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences as ESSB Data Coffee Breaks. For some of the topics covered see the presentations in the EUR Research Data Stewardship community on Zenodo (in the schedule below you can find links to some of those presentations under Materials).  

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Go to this page to subscribe to the mailing list to receive updates and calendar invites for the EUR Data Coffee Breaks (note that you need to connect to the EUR network, for example using eduVPN, to access the mailing list page).

Coffee Break Schedule 2023-2024

Topic Date Location Materials
Introduction to the FAIR principles / FAIR Aware tool Thurs 14 Sep 15:00 Online DOI
  Mon 25 Sep 11:30 Online  
How to prepare a publication package? Thurs 12 Oct 15:00 Online DOI
  Mon 30 Oct 11:30 Online  
Privacy by design Thurs 9 Nov 15:00 Online DOI
  Mon 27 Nov 11:30 Online  
Sharing qualitative data Thurs 7 Dec 15:00 Online DOI
  Mon 18 Dec 11:30 Online  
Do’s and Don’ts for data management plans Thurs 18 Jan 15:00 Online  
  Mon 29 Jan 11:30 Online  
In order: Intro to versioning (and git) Thurs 15 Feb 15:00 Online  
  Mon 26 Feb 11:30 Online  
How to choose a repository? Thurs 14 Mar 15:00 Online  
  Mon 25 Mar 11:30 Online  
Anonymization of quantitative data Thurs 11 Apr 15:00 Online  
  Mon 22 Apr 11:30 Online  
Metadata – what, why and how? Thurs 16 May 15:00 Online  
  Mon 27 May 11:30 Online  
Legal arrangements for RDM Thurs 13 Jun 15:00 Online  
  Mon 24 Jun 11:30 Online  

Previous topics & materials

Topic Date Materials
Best practices for documenting and organizing research projects Jan 2023 DOI
Anonymization of qualitative data Feb 2023 DOI
Persistent identifiers March 2023 DOI
Making understandable codebooks using SPSS and R Apr 2023 DOI
Licenses for research data May 2023 DOI
Tool Demo: iRODS/Yoda Jun 2023 DOI

Further reading

If you are interested in reading more about research data management, we have a few suggestions:  


All presentation used during the EUR Data Coffee Breaks are published Open Access on Zenodo. EUR Data Stewards welcome contributions related to research data management, and those can be uploaded to the EUR Research Data Stewardship community.  


For any questions about the EUR Data Coffee Breaks or about Research Data Management, please contact the Research Data Stewards at EUR via datasteward at