Mareike Boom

Mareike Boom

M.S. Boom MSc MA

Research Data Steward at Leiden University

Mareike Boom MSc, MA works as Research Data Steward at Leiden Law School.

Mareike Boom has been employed as a data steward at the Department of Research, the Meijers Research Institute and Graduate School, since May 2021.

She is the first point of contact for many of the researchers at Leiden Law School when it comes to data management. Mareike offers advice at all stages of research: from a project proposal that includes a part on data management and a budget for data management, to the completion of a research project and the storage of data. If necessary, she refers researchers on to someone else: for example specialists on the data management team at the Centre for Digital Scholarship, experts in external data storage as well as research support in areas such as privacy and information security.

Besides her role as data steward at the faculty, being an embedded research data steward Mareike is also part of larger research project teams where she can provide tailor-made support in the area of data management. For example advising, supervising or training researchers in various topics or the use of virtual research environments.

From 2017 onwards, Mareike has specialised in the area of data management in research projects at the University. With an interdisciplinary and international background, she has focused mainly on international qualitative research. An alumna of Osnabrück University where she graduated with a master’s degree in European Studies, she has worked in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The role of a connector at the intersection of policy, administration and ICT was the focus of her post-academic second master’s degree in Public Information Management (Erasmus University Rotterdam). She has also worked as an information management trainee in Dutch public-sector organisations.

Photographer portrait picture: Daniel Boom