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Collaboration

Driven by data, DANS with its services and participation in (inter)national projects and networks ensures the further improvement of access to digital research data. DANS however does not do this alone, but together with collaboration partners.

Domestic partners include:

CBS - Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and DANS have an agreement about providing for free a large amount of micro files with data for scientific research about individuals and households. The available information can be found in EASY.

CentERdata - DANS has, together with CentERdata, set up the Survey data Nederland (SDN) service. SDN focuses on disseminating and sustainably archiving survey data and underlying measuring instruments. CentERdata’s knowledge on and experience with data collection, documentation and the dissemination of survey data is brought together with DANS’ knowledge and experience in archiving data in a sustainable manner.

Dutch Techcentre for life Science (DTL): an expertisecentrum for research organizations in the field of life sciences.

E-data & Research – DANS publishes the E-data & Research magazine together with other stakeholders. E-data & Research is a newsletter about data and research on the humanities and social sciences. The magazine provides news and information for researchers and students, and anyone interested in the developments in storing and reusing digital research data. E-data & Research is published three times a year. All published editions (in Dutch) can be found on the website.

KNAW - As an institute of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW), and NWO, DANS cooperates in various fields with the KNAW and the KNAW institutes.

Koninklijke Brill NVBrill is a Dutch publisher with international publications, best known by its scientific publications. DANS and Brill publish the Research Data Journal together.  

Landelijk Coordinatiepunt Research Data Management - Het LCRDM facilitates a national strategy for research data management in the Netherlands.

Ministries - Organisations carrying out research commissioned by ministries are obligated to deposit any data from this research at DANS. This obligation is included in the General Government Terms and Conditions for Public Service Contracts - ARVODI (only in Dutch).

Nationaal Archief (National Archives) - DANS explores possibilities with the National Archives for cooperation with regard to archiving digital research data. The findings from an exploratory project in 2015 are available in a report (in Dutch).

NCDD - The National Coalition Digital Sustainability was founded by organisations from the public sector that consider the care of digital data collections as their core task. The coalition’s target is to jointly realise an organisational and technical infrastructure that guarantees that digital files will remain usable in the long-term. DANS is a partner within the NCDD.

Netherlands eScience Center - The NLeSC supports and reinforces multidisciplinary and data-intensive research through creative and innovative use of ICT in all its manifestations. To stimulate this enhanced Science (eScience) NLeSC works as a network organisation focused on collaboration, with the aim to change scientific practice by making large-scale data analysis possible across multiple disciplines.

NPSO: DANS provides the secretariat of the Dutch Platform for Survey Research - NPSO (website only in Dutch), a platform of research institutes in government, universities and businesses in the field of survey research.

Netwerk Oorlogsbronnen (Network War Sources) - The Netwerk Oorlogsbronnen’s objective is to stimulate the use of World War II collections in the Netherlands. By developing one digital search option for all relevant collections, the network provides clear and easy access for professional researchers and the general public. The Netwerk Oorlogsbronnen not only connects collections, but also organisations and individuals that manage collections. DANS is one of its partners.

NWO - As an institute of the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and the KNAW, DANS cooperates in many areas together with NWO. NWO for example promotes open access publishing and open access research data. For this reason, after allocating a NWO subsidy researchers must conclude a data contract with DANS.

PiLOD - The platform Linked Data Nederland (PiLOD) is a community in which the participants share their knowledge and experience about the Linked (Open) Data. DANS is one of the participants.

Research Data Netherlands (RDNL) - RDNL is a collaboration between 3TU.Datacentrum, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) and SURFsara. The three data archives combine their forces in sustainable data archiving with this coalition, which is also open to other parties. RDNL in this way wants to promote sustainable archiving and reuse of research data in the Netherlands.

Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (Cultural Heritage Agency) - It has been determined for archaeology that digital documentation recorded in archaeological research must be stored in the e-depot for Dutch archaeology (EDNA) for the long term. The Cultural Heritage Agency is thus for DANS an important partner in EDNA’s development.

International partners include:

CESSDA - The Council of European Social Science Data Archives wants to form a European infrastructure for the social sciences that scientists can turn to for data, tools, advice and knowledge exchange.

CLARIAH - Common Lab Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities is the Dutch part in the European CLARIN and DARIAH infrastructures: a distributed research infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

DARIAH - The Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities is currently realising a ‘digital workbench’ for humanities scientists in Europe. Researchers can turn to DARIAH for finding data and tools, archiving their data, knowledge exchange and advice on metadata and digitalising.

Dataverse-community - The Dataverse is an open source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore and analyze research data. DANS is one of the participants in the Dataverse community, for example via the Dataverse Advisory Team and the Community Group on Authentication and Authorization.

DataCite is a leading global non-profit organisation that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research data. Our goal is to help the research community locate, identify, and cite research data with confidence.

Data Seal of Approval – Researchers that wish to share or reuse data also want to know if this data’s quality and integrity is guaranteed. The so-called Data Seal of Approval (DSA) has been developed for this guarantee, stating sixteen basic requirements that efficient data management must meet. The EASY online archiving system is one of the archives with an allocated DSA.

DRYADDryad - The Dryad Digital Repository holds the research data of more than fifty thousand researchers. DANS delivers the back-up of Dryad and guarantees the usability of the digital object identifiers (DOI’s) in Dryad now and in the future. Ingrid Dillo is a member of the board of directors of Dryad.

EuroCRIS - euroCRIS is an international organization concerning interoperability of research information systems. DANS is secretary of euroCRIS.

GreyNet. GreyNet focuses on research, publication, open access and education in the grey literature area. GreyNet also facilitates research and dialogue between parties involved with the subject. DANS maintains contact with this community and is part of GreyNet Resource Policy Committee.

ICPSR - The data of the American Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) are available free of charge via DANS. Read more about the services of ICPSR through DANS.

ICSU World Data System - ICSU-WDS promotes access to, and long-term stewardship of, scientific data, data services, products, and information. Ingrid Dillo is member of the Scientific Committee 2015-2018

Knowledge ExchangeKnowledge Exchange Knowledge Exchange (KE) enables 'open scholarship' by supporting an information infrastructure on an international level. Ingrid Dillo is a member of the Research Data Expert Group of KE.

Mendeley - The data submitted by researchers on the platform Mendeley Data will be included in the long-term archive of DANS.

OECDOECD - The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 35 member countries, founded to stimulate economic progress and world trade. DANS works under the umbrella of the OECD on durable business models for data repositories; Ingrid Dillo functions as one of the co-chairs for that project.

Research Data Alliance (RDA) - The Research Data Alliance was founded in 2013 to promote the sharing of research data. The working groups of the RDA, in which employees of research organizations are represented, come together during plenary sessions. In 2014, DANS (organisational member) was hosting the fourth major international research data conference, together with a number of other partners from the field of research and business.