EDSC winner of ERIM service award 2016
2016 was a remarkable year for the EDSC. We celebrated our 10th anniversary and organized several activities throughout the year. December 14th the EDSC received the ERIM Service Award!
Since 2006, ERIM hands out the ERIM Service Award to staff who support research. With the award, ERIM aims to stress the important role of high quality services in enabling top research. The ERIM Management Team selects the winners of this award.
Recipients of this award are support staff at Erasmus University who have contributed proactively and in a client-driven manner to the development of quality tools and infrastructure for management research at ERIM. They set the standard for research services and are an example to their colleagues. Earlier winners have been RePub and the Erasmus Behavioral Lab.
This is what the jury had to say about the EDSC:
"Over the ten years of its existence, the Erasmus Data Service Centre has provided invaluable service to empirical researchers at ERIM working with commercial, public and historical databases. It assists with the acquisition of new databases, facilitates the access to the many databases that this University has, and helps individual researchers (as well as students) to work with the various databases. Under the guidance of Paul Plaatsman, EDSC has proven itself to be very effective, professional, and customer-oriented."
With this award we are encouraged to offer databases and services to extract data from these databases for years to come!