Dorien is lab and data manager at the SYNC lab. As lab manager, she works closely with all lab members to assist them with all kinds of issues and is involved in coordination of lab-wide projects and events. As data manager, she takes care of data management (e.g., data structure, privacy issues, long-term access) and fosters open science initiatives in the lab, university-wide and sometimes even outside of the university walls. See the Open Science page for some of these initiatives.After an interdisciplinary bachelor in Liberal Arts and Sciences (major Cognitive and neurobiological psychology), Dorien obtained a master’s degree in Neuroscience and Cognition at Utrecht University. During her master’s, she completed two research projects and a specialization in Science Education and Communication. In previous years, Dorien was already active as a data manager and was also involved in developing and implementing a learning track for PhD students setting up animal experiments.

Research interests: data management, open science, science communication, citizen science