At this year’s EUNIS conference, the team from RWTH Aachen University received the “Main Elite Award” for best practice in the use of information systems in higher education. The project team, consisting of Marius Politze, Benedikt Heinrichs, Sirieam Hunke, Ilona Lang and Thomas Eifert, received the award for the project FAIR Digital Objects: FAIRtilizer for the Digital Harvest. This project successfully implemented the FAIR principles in digital research data management. Further information on the award ceremony and the background to FAIR Digital Objects can be found on the RDM blog.