4TU.ResearchData welcomed a new director – Daniel Bangert, who started the new role in November 2023. Daniel Bangert previously held the position of National Open Research Coordinator at the Digital Repository of Ireland, where he worked on advancing open science across Ireland. In his new role, Daniel will manage and inspire a team of more than 10 staff that form the 4TU.ResearchData team, and also act as line manager for staff appointed for the TDCC-NES. Furthermore, he will guide (inter)national discussions in relation to FAIR data and deepen strategic relationships with our member universities in the 4TU.Federation.