From 3TU.Datacentrum to 4TU.Centre for Research Data

As of 27 May, Wageningen University & Research Centre has joined the partnership between the three universities of technology in the Netherlands (3TU.Federation). From now  it will be known as 4TU, and the cooperation on education and research will be extended further.
3TU.Datacentrum is taking part in the name -change and will consequently be called 4TU.Centre for Research Data (short, 4TU.ResearchData). This new name is also a better reflection of the services: providing researchers with the knowledge, experience and tools for sharing and securely storing technical-scientific research data.

What will the change mean in practice?
4TU.ResearchData will continue to provide all the normal products and services; only the name is changing. This means that the centre is now known as 4TU.Centre for Research Data and  has a different URL, email address and Twitter username, as well as a new logo. In practice the abbreviated version of the name: 4TU.ResearchData will be used.The datasets fall under the powerful DOI system. As the DOI is a persistent identifier, the change of URL will not have any impact on the findability of datasets.

For more information about 4TU.Centre for Research Data, please visit the website.