2023 was when the TDCC-NES really got started. A Network Manager and Community Coordinator were recruited, an online presence was established with a (joint) TDCC website and newsletter, and the new staff visited all key LDCC stakeholders and guided the approval of two bottleneck project proposals.

In November, there was a buzz in the air when the TDCC-NES Governing Board (GB) held its first convening meeting and representatives from eighteen stakeholders from across the Netherlands came together. They will be guiding the direction of the TDCC-NES, to work collaboratively and help take the NES community forward in terms of FAIR data, sustainable research software, and reproducible and open science more broadly. To financially support some of this work, a call for project proposals was launched to fund projects from the community that respond to the TDCC-NES roadmap challenges.