Linking community and technology to enable FAIR data

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Project description

The Maastricht Heart+Vascular Center (HVC) is part of the Maastricht UMC+. HVC combines monodisciplinary heart and vascular specialties in one coherent, interdisciplinary organisation. In this model, cardiology, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, vascular medicine, vascular neurology and vascular dermatology and their related outpatient clinics and clinical & research activities are fully integrated. Cardiovascular patient care goes hand in hand with ground-breaking research and scientific education.

"The collaboration with DataHub enables the Maastricht Heart+Vascular Center to safely store research data and to find and recombine these data for reuse in future ground-breaking research."



HVC closely collaborates with DataHub to make sure that in the near future research data generated at HVC comply to the FAIR principles. HVC collaborates in the development of a datacounter.


HVC built a showcase datacounter in DISQOVER, which is a first step towards a datacounter that meets the researchers needs as much as possible. Addition of metadata with SNOMED CT ontology enables HVC to find and combine data from studies which measured similar variables.

Datahub services

Collaboration facilities

Research data management involves a lot of collaboration. We have online and offline facilities to support collaboration.

Data consultancy

We have a multi-disciplinary team that can help you solve complex research data management questions.

Data privacy

Privacy concerns require you to anonymize personal data before it can be stored in our systems. We have services to help you do that.

Data structuring

To leverage the power of data, your data needs to be structured. We have the knowledge and tools to help you with that. 

Find data

We have a catalogue of the research data that has been collected within the MUMC+ you can explore.

Tools used


The collaboration between the Heart+Vascular Center and DataHub resulted in:

  • Highly structured datasets
  • Highly enriched datasets
  • Connection to other datasets

More info

If something is unclear, doesn't work or you just need help, contact the local data steward for the Heart+Vascular Center: Karianna Teunissen.

Contact HVC data steward

For general inquiries about DataHub contact DataHub directly.