A.M.G. (Anneke) Zuiderwijk-van Eijk MSc

A.M.G. (Anneke) Zuiderwijk-van Eijk MSc



Dr. Anneke Zuiderwijk has been working as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology since April 2022. Previously she has been working as an Assistant Professor (2018-2022), postdoctoral researcher (2015-2018), and PhD candidate (2011-2015) at this faculty.


2021-2025: The H2020 ODECO project: Towards a sustainable Open Data Ecosystem (ODECO) www.odeco-research.eu  

2020-2023: The H2020 Trusted Secure Data Sharing Space (TRUSTS) project: a data sharing platform for secure, trustworthy, and GDPR-compliant data exchanges. Home - TRUSTS (trusts-data.eu)

2019-2022: The H2020 Twinning Open Data Operational (TODO) project todo-project.eu

2015-2018: The H2020 VRE4EIC project: A Europe-wide Interoperable Virtual Research Environment to Empower Multidisciplinary Research Communities and Accelerate Innovation and Collaboration www.vre4eic.eu

2011-2014: The FP7 ENGAGE project: An Infrastructure for Open, Linked Governmental Data Provision towards Research Communities and Citizens


My research is focused on open data. Open data is central to the investigation of any global, societal problem. We need enormous amounts and many different types of open data in order to better understand complex societal problems, such as climate change, migration flows, health, the energy transition, mobility, and many other societal problems all over the world.

By combining different types of open data (provided by governments, researchers, businesses, and citizens) from different disciplines and domains, various actors can derive new, innovative insights critical for solving societal problems. Such practices, however, require more relevant data to be made publicly available and the implementation of mechanisms to make this data more findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR).

Openly sharing data and, subsequently, the reuse of this data by others can be stimulated and incentivized using appropriate infrastructural and institutional arrangements. The objectives of my research are twofold:

-          First, I aim to understand the role of infrastructural and institutional arrangements in promoting open data sharing and use behavior in specific contexts.

-          Second, I aim to develop and test theory for implementing infrastructural and institutional arrangements that promote open data sharing and reuse in these specific contexts.

For me personally, the need for open data is an essential driver for conducting open data research. Ultimately, with relevant and contextualized infrastructural and institutional arrangements, we can generate new insights and advance scientific knowledge that contributes to solving various societal challenges. I see it as my mission to ensure that openly sharing and reusing data will become the standard rather than the exception.


I received the following awards and certificates:

·         I received two best paper awards, as well as a nomination for the best paper award:

o    Zuiderwijk, A., & Janssen, M. (2014). The negative effects of open government data - Investigating the dark side of open data. In: Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, Aguascalientes, Mexico. DOI: 10.1145/2612733.2612761 Winner of best paper award for Best Policy / Management Paper. (O) (peer-reviewed)

o    Zuiderwijk, A., Janssen, M.,, Meijer, R., Choenni, R., Charalabidis, Y., & Jeffery, K. (2012). Issues and guiding principles for opening governmental judicial research data. In: Proceedings of the 11th IFIP Electronic Government Conference, Kristiansand, Norway. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33489-4_8 Winner of Outstanding Paper Award for the Most Promising Practical Concept. (O) (peer-reviewed)

o    Zuiderwijk, A., Susha, I. Charalabidis, Y., Parycek, P., & Janssen, M. (2015). Open data disclosure and use: critical factors from a case study. In: Proceedings of the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, Krems and der Donau, Austria. Nominated for ‘Best paper award’. (O) (peer-reviewed)

·         I obtained my PhD with distinction (only awarded to the top 5% of TU Delft PhD candidates);

·         I was one of four award nominees for the most talented female PhD candidate at the TU Delft in the period summer 2014-winter 2015 (out of 101 candidates, DEWIS-award);

·          I feel honoured by being ranked as one of the most influential open data researchers worldwide;4

·          I have been a recipient of the international Digital Governance Junior Scholar Award. This award is given to “a junior scholar who has made a substantive contribution to improving our understanding of how innovative uses of information and communication technology can improve public governance and public service”. The award is jointly sponsored by the American Society for Public Administration (ASAP) Section on Science and Technology in Government (SSTIG) and the Digital Government Society (DGS).

·         My paper “Implications of the use of artificial intelligence in public governance: A systematic literature review and a research agenda” was in the top 10 most downloaded for Government Information Quarterly in 2021, out of all the papers published in the journal’s history.

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  • 2023

    Outstanding Paper Award 36th Bled eConference

    The Bled eConference has been a platform for pioneering research papers since 1988, and its Outstanding Paper Award honors academic quality, relevance to practices, and ambition for eCommerce advancement.

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