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DCC coordinator (0,84fte)

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Library IT Support & Archive (LISA)

The Library, IT Support & Archive Department (LISA) provides a broad range of library, IT and archive support services to more than 10,000 students and 3,300 employees at University of Twente. We combine different disciplines with a view to offering better and more efficient services to those at our university engaged in education, research and operational activities. Through all of this, we support UT in contributing to a fair, sustainable and digital society as a learning community and a people-first university of technology.

As an employer, LISA offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. At LISA, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customizable conditions.   



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DCC coordinator (0,84fte)

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The University of Twente wants to further improve the support in the field of RDM/FAIR data and ICT facilities for research. That is why, the UT Digital Compentence Center is currently being developed. An important goal of  the UT-DCC is to be a hub within the university in the field of Open Science (in particular FAIR data and Open access) and to further improve ICT facilities for research and services in this area.

The DCC consists of two parts, the core DCC that the data stewards and ICT account managers of the Library, ICT services & Archive (LISA) department are part of, as well as the DCC network, which consists of employees across the university such as researchers and research support coordinators involved in the focus areas of the UT-DCC.

The DCC coordinator is part of the core DCC and will be the first point of contact for the UT-DCC within the University of Twente.

Your tasks

  • Starting up and coordinating activities aimed at promoting RDM/FAIR and ICT-services for research. Think of seminars, website and newsletters.
  • Proactive approach in identifying common needs and wishes across the faculties in the field of RDM/FAIR and ICT-services for research and based on this start and lead new projects.
  • The (further) development of a roadmap for 100% FAIR Data for the University of Twente.
  • Coordinating the development of the data stewardship at the University of Twente.
  • Supporting and developing the network of with employees with data steward tasks across the faculties and services of the UT.
  • Developing and supporting a forum for all employees with data steward tasks to share knowledge about the needs and requirements of research data.
  • Initiating and maintaining contacts with other service departments that provide support in research (such as legal, grants office) and whose expertise is needed for the further development of DCC services.
  • Representing the local DCC in national contacts with other local and thematic DCC's as well as international networks for sharing best practices and information exchange and joint project launch.



The DCC coordinator has an appointment within the Library, ICT services & Archive (LISA) department, Embedded information Services (EIS). As a DCC coordinator, you report to both the head of EIS and the head of Demand Supply Management (DSM).


What we ask:

  • Academic level
  • Experience in coordinating and developing a team of professionals across departmental and institutional boundaries.
  • Familiarity, affinity and empathy with ICT development and (academic) organization and work processes.
  • Experience with research methodologies and the way in which research data is managed in the field of academic disciplines within the UT, a broad understanding of how data and software underlie high-quality research.
  • Experience with policy work is a plus, especially with initiating, developing, implementing and implementing guidelines and projects.
  • People manager with strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team,
  • Ability to work under time pressure, the ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Excellent oral communication skills in Dutch and strong oral and written communication skills in English (level C1).    

We offer

We offer a temporary appointment for a  year. Based on proven suitability and on the basis of a successful implementation of the DCC within the University of Twente, this can lead to a permanent contract. The  size of this appointment is 32 hours per  week. The full-time salary is, depending on education and experience,  max €5217 gross per month (scale 11 CAO Dutch Universities). In addition, the University of Twente offers attractive benefits.

Information and application

For information, please  contact the University Librarian Mrs. Dr.M. Drent (053) 4892081 (e-mail)  marjolein.drent@utwente.nl. A screening is part of the procedure. An assessment can be part of the selection process.

You can submit your application, including a recent CV and motivation letter, before May, 16th 2021, using the link below.

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Nederland, Enschede, Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB


Drienerlolaan 5 7522 NB Enschede

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Minimum level of education required

5. University education