Michiel Minten, born in 1988 in Boxmeer, The Netherlands, completed his High School (pre-university education, VWO) in 2006. Thereafter, he studied Biomedical Sciences at Radboud University Nijmegen. He completed his Bachelor in 2009 with an internship at the department of Exercise Physiology. Next, he started the Master Clinical Human Movement Sciences at Radboud University Nijmegen for which he completed internships at the department of Clinical Neurophysiology (Radboudumc) and Roessingh Research and Development in Enschede. After completing his Masters in 2012, he started working as a Research Assistant at the department of Rheumatology of the Sint Maartenskliniek in Nijmegen. After a successful grant application at ReumaNederland, he started his PhD with the title ‘On the role of inflammation and the value of low dose radiation therapy in osteoarthritis’, supervised by Dr. Els van den Ende and Prof. Dr. Frank van den Hoogen, which he completed in 2018. He then started working as a Data Manager at The Maastricht Study and MEMIC, the center for data and information management at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University and MUMC+. In 2023, he started as Data Steward at the research group of Prof. Dr. Sthepane Heymans, focusing on optimization of the processes of data collection, storage and processing for the mCMP-registry.