Veerle Van den Eynden

Veerle Van den Eynden
KU Leuven | ku leuven · Research Office

PhD

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August 2011 - July 2012
Medical Research Council (UK)
Position
  • Manager MRC Data Support Service
April 2005 - April 2007
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Position
  • PostDoc Position
October 1991 - October 1993
Ghent University
Position
  • Research Associate

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Publications (42)
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Researchers are increasingly required by funders, science bodies and publishers, including this journal's publisher, to demonstrate openness and transparency in their research, and to make research data available for future reuse. Taking the Drugs and (dis)order project as a case, we show the practical steps that researchers can take to navigate th...
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Researchers are motivated to implement good research data management practices for a variety of reasons. Often, it is because they need to create research data that have wide and long-term usability, and that provide evidence to support published research findings. Collaboration in research is therefore a strong motivator: if collaborators need to...
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Sharing and publishing social science research data have a long history in the UK, through long-standing agreements with government agencies for sharing survey data and the data policy, infrastructure, and data services supported by the Economic and Social Research Council. The UK Data Service and its predecessors developed data management, documen...
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This study, commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, investigates researchers’ attitudes and behaviour towards open research, examining the sharing and reuse of research data, code, and open access publications, in order to identify practical actions the Wellcome Trust can take to remove or mitigate barriers and maximise the opportunities for practising...
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Researchers’ responsibilities towards their research data are changing across all domains of social scientific endeavour. Government, funders and publishers expect greater transparency of, open access to, and re-use of research data, and fears over data loss call for more robust information security practices. Researchers must develop, enhance and...
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The UK Research Data (Metadata) Registry (UKRDR) pilot project is implementing a prototype registry for the UK’s research data assets, enabling the holdings of subject-based data centres and institutional data repositories alike to be searched from a single location. The purpose of the prototype is to prove the concept of the registry, and uncover...
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This qualitative study, commissioned by Knowledge Exchange, has gathered evidence, examples and opinions on current and future incentives for research data sharing from the researchers' point of view. The report provides recommendations for policy and practice development on how best to incentivise data access and re-use. The report, 'Sowing the S...
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The sharing of research data for new science forms an important part of the UK Government's transparency agenda and its open data movement. The Medical Research Council (MRC) every year invests around £700 million of public money in health research, the primary output of which is data. This investment can be maximised through the sharing and furthe...
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Botanists have been urged to help assess the conservation status of all known plant species. For resource-poor and biodiversity-rich countries such assessments are scarce because of a lack of, and access to, information. However, the wide range of biodiversity and geographical resources that are now freely available on the internet, together with l...
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Deficiencies or unclear statements in consent forms used for research with human participants may lead to publicly funded research data being unsuitable for sharing with other researchers. Long-term data use is encouraged or required by many of the UK research councils and other funding bodies. Researchers may fail to address long-term use and shar...
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Los aditivos alimenticios son sustancias naturales o químicas que se agregan a comidas o bebidas en cantidades pequeñas para hacerlas más atractivas en sabor o color, para preservarlas o para facilitar su procesamiento (Wickens 2001). En el Ecuador se registraron 159 especies de plantas, pertenecientes a 57 familias, que se usan como aditivos en la...
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Los aditivos alimenticios son sustancias naturales o químicas que se agregan a comidas o bebidas en cantidades pequeñas para hacerlas más atractivas en sabor o color, para preservarlas o para facilitar su procesamiento (Wickens 2001). En el Ecuador se registraron 159 especies de plantas, pertenecientes a 57 familias, que se usan como aditivos en la...
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A nivel mundial más del 90% de la alimentación humana vegetal proviene de 103 especies cultivadas (Prescott-Allen & Prescott-Allen 1990), si bien Myers (1983) estima que el número de especies comestibles a nivel mundial es de 70 000. Esta involución ha incrementado la vulnerabilidad de la agricultura y ha empobrecido la dieta humana (Hernández & Le...
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A nivel mundial más del 90% de la alimentación humana vegetal proviene de 103 especies cultivadas (Prescott-Allen & Prescott-Allen 1990), si bien Myers (1983) estima que el número de especies comestibles a nivel mundial es de 70 000. Esta involución ha incrementado la vulnerabilidad de la agricultura y ha empobrecido la dieta humana (Hernández & Le...
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Los aditivos alimenticios son sustancias naturales o quí-micas que se agregan a comidas o bebidas en cantidades pequeñas para hacerlas más atractivas en sabor o color, para preservarlas o para facilitar su procesamiento (Wickens 2001). En el Ecuador se registraron 159 especies de plantas, pertenecientes a 57 familias, que se usan como aditivos en l...
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Los aditivos alimenticios son sustancias naturales o químicas que se agregan a comidas o bebidas en cantidades pequeñas para hacerlas más atractivas en sabor o color, para preservarlas o para facilitar su procesamiento (Wickens 2001). En el Ecuador se registraron 159 especies de plantas, pertenecientes a 57 familias, que se usan como aditivos en la...
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In southern Ecuador 26 edible palm species were recorded during a study of wild edible plants. These grow mainly in humid coastal and Amazonian lowlands. Most palms have edible palm hearts or edible fruits. The indigenous Shuar people, especially, know and use many palm species.
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This study documents 354 species of wild edible plants consumed in southern Ecuador, an area with a very high species diversity. Southern Ecuador is inhabited by Mestizo farmers and by small communities of indigenous Shuar and Saraguros. The majority (85%) of the 354 species have edible fruits. Various regional food and drink preparations in which...
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A new species of the genus Carica, found in forests in southeast Ecuador, is described. Carica palandensis Badillo, Van den Eynden & Van Damme is clearly distinguished from all other Carica species by its always compound leaves with 5-to 9-petiolulate leaflets. /// Se describe una nueva especie del género Carica encontrada en los bosques del surest...
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The Topnaar (formerly known as Hottentots) of the Namib Desert are still mostly hunter-gatherers. They have learned to appreciate and utilize more than a hundred of the nearly 450 plant species occurring in their area of the desert. Of these, 18 are either succulents or xerophytes belonging to ten families of angiosperms, with the Asclepiadaceae (w...
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The Topnaar (formerly known as Hottentots) of the Namib Desert are still mostly hunter-gatherers. They have learned to appreciate and utilize more than a hundred of the nearly 450 plant species occurring in their area of the desert. Of these, 18 are either succulents or xerophytes belonging to ten families of angiosperms, with the Asclepiadaceae (w...
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Los aditivos alimenticios son sustancias naturales o químicas que se agregan a comidas o bebidas en cantidades pequeñas para hacerlas más atractivas en sabor o color, para preservarlas o para facilitar su procesamiento (Wickens 2001). En el Ecuador se registraron 159 especies de plantas, pertenecientes a 57 familias, que se usan como aditivos en la...
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This book presents the rich diversity of knowledge and uses of wild plants by the Topnaar of the Namib desert in Namibia, one of the world's harshest environments. Extensive ethnobotanical field research carried out in 1991-1992 amongst the Topnaar living in the Kuiseb valley and the Topnaar of Sesfontein, recorded 81 plant species being used; 46 i...
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The Kuiseb Topnaar use some 50 different plants for food, woodfuel, cosmetics, as drugs, for construction, . . . . The different plants are presented here and their uses discussed and compared to uses in other settings.
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The Topnaar which live in the Namib Desert have only been studied superficially. This article gives some sociological, historical and general interest information about these wonderful people.
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The Topnaar which live in the Namib Desert have only been studied superficially. This article gives some sociological, historical and general interest information about these wonderful people.
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The Kuiseb Topnaar use some 50 different plants for food, woodfuel, cosmetics, as drugs, for construction, .... The different plants are presented here and their uses discussed and compared to uses in other settings.
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The Topnaar which live in the Namib Desert have only been studied superficially. This article gives some sociological, historical and general interest information about these wonderful people.

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