Mark Mulder is Data Manager for the SYNC Lab and focuses on data structuring and open science practices. He is currently working on the structuring multiple datasets (such as Braintime and The Urban Rotterdam Project) and furthering the open science capabilities within the lab.

He is also Data Manager for Growing Up Together in Society (GUTS) research program, where he coordinates data storage and data sharing between nine institutions. He is currently working on setting up database structures and storage/software solutions for the massive ten-year project, with the intent of facilitating collaboration between the collaborating institutions.

Mark has a background in psychology and obtained his Master in Economic and Consumer Psychology at Leiden University in 2019. His master thesis focused on the influence of institutionalization of compensation and having a voice in the spending of the compensation on public acceptance of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects. After graduating, he worked as a research assistant at the department of Health, Medical and Neuropsychology in Leiden and as a lecturer for the Urban Studies program. He is supervised by Eveline Crone and Eduard Klapwijk

Simone Mulder is a Data Manager for the SYNC lab and the Growing Up Together in Society (GUTS) research program, with special interests in open science, health care, programming, and (meta)data visualizations. She coordinates data storage, processing, and sharing between the nine collaborating institutions that are part of the ten-year GUTS project. Simone is currently working on developing protocols and pipelines to ensure a flexible and accessible data infrastructure.

Simone obtained her research master’s degree in clinical and health psychology in 2021. She previously worked as a research data specialist for the Leiden-CID project, focussing on the implementation and development of the Leiden-CID data infrastructure. She also developed a long-term strategy to make data flexible and accessible to other researchers.