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With the publications below DANS tries to provide a forum for discussion and knowledge exchange on the topic of the gathering and sharing of digital research data. The publication repository of the KNAW: PURE also contains an overview of the publications that DANS has published (often in cooperation). The following publications are published:

Data Guides: the display of a dataset and additional documentation, available through EASY

  • Data Guide 17: Savelkoul, dr. M.J. (Radboud University) (2017): Social and Cultural Developments in the Netherlands 2017. DANS. DOI: 10.17026/dans-xm5-bm45.
  • Data Guide 16: under construction
  • Data Guide 15: under construction
  • Data Guide 14: Vermeer, Dr. P.A.D.M. (Radboud University); Scheepers, Prof. dr. P.L.H. (Radboud University) (2015): Thriving Evangelical Congregations in The Netherlands. DANS. DOI: 10.17026/dans-xdh-6gb3
  • Data Guide 13: Sterkens, Dr C. (Radboud University Nijmegen) (2012): Ethno-religious conflict in the Philippines (ERCP 2012). DANS. DOI: 10.17026/dans-xyx-4hx5.
  • Data Guide 11: Eisinga, Prof.dr. R.N. (Radboud University Nijmegen); Scheepers, Prof.dr. P.L.H. (Radboud University Nijmegen); Kraaykamp, Prof.dr. G.L.M. (Radboud University Nijmegen); Thijs, P. (Radboud University Nijmegen) (2012): Religion in Dutch Society 2011-2012 - SOCON 2011-2012. DANS. DOI: 10.17026/dans-xb6-456d.
  • Data Guide 10: Eisinga, R.N. (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen); Need, A. (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen); Coenders, M.T.A. (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen); Graaf, N.D. de (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen); Lubbers, M. (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen); Scheepers, P.L.H. (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen) (2005): Religion in Dutch Society 2005 - SOCON 2005. DANS. DOI: 10.17026/dans-xhk-b4y5.
  • Data Guide 9: Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI): The Integration of the European Second Generation in Amsterdam and Rotterdam (TIES-NL), 2006-2007. DANS. DOI: 10.17026/dans-zkk-w38f
  • Data Guide 7: Aarts (Project leader), Prof.Dr. C.W.A.M. (University of Twente); Todosijevic, Dr. B. (University of Twente) (2009): Nationaal Kiezersonderzoek, NKO 1971-2006 cumulatieve file. DANS. DOI: 10.17026/dans-zcz-csbx.
  • Data Guide 6: Bekhuis, H. (2007): Secondary school pupils about ethnicity and their social contacts 2007 . DANS. DOI: 10.17026/dans-z6q-f8j6.
  • Data Guide 5: Wegwijzer digitaal deponeren: sociale wetenschappen. H.D. Tjalsma, M. van den Dries. J.A. van der Schaaf. ISBN: 978-90-5260-342-1.
  • Data Guide 4: Wegwijzer digitaal deponeren: historische wetenschappen. H.D. Tjalsma, M. van den Dries. J.A. van der Schaaf. ISBN: 978-90-5260-341-4.
  • Data Guide 3: Wegwijzer digitaal deponeren: archeologie. Wansleeben, M; Van den Dries, M. ISBN: 978-90-5260-295-0.
  • Data Guide 2: Repertorium van Nederlandse Gemeenten, 1812-2006, waaraan toegevoegd de Amsterdamse code. Van der Meer, Boonstra. ISBN: 90-6984-495-8. Aangevulde en verbeterde editie maart 2011 (pdf)
  • Data Guide 1: Organisational commitment among European university employees, 2004/2005. Smeenk, Eisinga, Doorewaard, Teelken. ISBN: 90-6984-484-2.

As a researcher you can publish in the RDJ yourself, read about the possibilities online. The RDJ is produced by publisher Brill and DANS. 

DANS paper: publications on different subjects, or articles (co-)authored by employees of DANS

  • The Perceived Value of Acquiring Data Seals of Approval. 2017. Devan Ray Donaldson, Ingrid Dillo, Robert Downs, Sarah Ramdeen. In: International Journal of Digital Curation 2017, Vol. 12, Iss. 1, 130–151. DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v12i1.481.
  • The Entity Registry System: Publishing and Consuming Linked Data in Poorly Connected Environments. 2014. Guéret & Cudré-Mauroux. In: ERCIM-News, Vol. 97; 54-55.
  • Seed + expand: a general methodology for detecting publication oeuvres of individual researchers. 2014. Reijnhoudt, Costas, Noyons, Börner, Scharnhorst. In: Scientometrics.
  • How to Publish Open Data on the Web. Guéret. 2013. In: Linked Open Data - Pilot Linked Open Data Nederland, part 2, edited by Folmer, Reuvers, Quak, 115-120.
  • How to: Linking Resources from Two Datasets. Guéret. 2013b. In: Linked Open Data - Pilot Linked Open Data Nederland, part 2, edited by Folmer, Reuvers, Quak. 141-148.
  • The Entity Registry System: Implementing 5-Star Linked Data Without the Web. 2013. Charlaganov, Cudré-Mauroux, Dinu, Guéret, Grund, Macicas. In: Databases; Computers and Society. Arxiv Preprint arXiv:1308.3357v1.
  • Digital Archives as Versatile Platforms for Sharing and Interlinking Research Artefacts. Guéret. 2013. Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Digital Preservation of Research Methods and Artefacts. doi:10.1145/2499583.2499588.
  • Lies, Damned Lies and Research Data: Can Data Sharing Prevent Data Fraud? Doorn, Dillo, Van Horik. 2013. In: International Journal of Digital Curation 8. doi:10.2218/ijdc.v8i1.256.
  • Linking Data and Publications: Towards a Cross-Disciplinary Approach. Hoogerwerf, Lösch, Schirrwagen, Callaghan, Manghi, Latropoulou, Keramida, Rettberg. 2013. In: International Journal of Digital Curation.
  • Mapping EINS - An Exercise in Mapping the Network of Excellence in Internet Science. Akdag, Wyatt, Passi, Scharnhorst. 2013. In: Conference Proceedings of the First International Conference on Internet Science.
  • Learning in a Landscape: Simulation-building as Reflexive Intervention. Beaulieu, Ratto, Scharnhorst. 2013. In: Mind & Society Online. doi:10.1007/s11299-013-0117-5.
  • Peer-Reviewed Open Research Data: Results of a Pilot. Grootveld, Van Egmond. 2012. In: International Journal of Digital Curation 7. doi:10.2218/ijdc.v7i2.231.
  • Significance of Visual Interfaces in Institutional and User-generated Databases with Category Structures. Akdag, Scharnhorst, Ten Bosch, Doorn, Manovich, Salah, Chow. 2012. In: Proceedings of the Second International ACM Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage. doi:10.1145/2390867.2390870.
  • Social Informatics. 4th International Conference Social Informatics. Aberer, Flache, Jager, Ling Liu, Tang, Guéret, eds. 2012. In: SocInfo 2012. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-35386-4.
  • Virtual Knowledge. Experimenting in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Wouters, Beaulieu, Scharnhorst, Wyatt. 2012.
  • Nederland in de jaren nul. Proceedings derde Nederlandse workshop European Social Survey. Aarts, Wittenberg. 2012.
  • Models of Science Dynamics. Encounters Between Complexity Theory and Information Sciences. Series: Understanding Complex Systems. Scharnhorst, Börner, Besselaar. 2012.
  • The Dutch data landscape in 32 interviews and a survey (pdf). Doorn, Dillo. 2011. ISBN: 978-94-90531-10-2.

DANS study: peer reviewed publications

  • DANS Studies in Digital Archiving 7 - Taal- en Tekstdata in Nederland (pdf). Tjalsma. ISBN: 978-94-90531-09-6.
  • DANS Studies in Digital Archiving 6 - Selection of Research Data, Guidelines for appraising and selecting research data (pdf). Tjalsma, Rombouts. ISBN: 978-94-90531-06-5.
  • DANS studies in digital archiving 5 - Data Reviews, peer reviewed research data (pdf). Grootveld, Van Egmond. ISBN: 978-94-90531-05-8.
  • DANS studies in digital archiving 4 - Data, voer voor psychologen. Archivering, beschikbaarstelling en hergebruik van onderzoeksdata in de psychologie. Voorbrood m.m.v. Van Luijn. ISBN 978-90-5260-374-2.
  • DANS Studies in Digital Archiving 3 - Verkenning jeugddata. Raadpleging van jeugdonderzoekers met betrekking tot hun datawensen. Vinken. ISBN 978-94-90531-01-0.
  • DANS studies in digital archiving 2 - Archiveren van Digitaal Academisch Erfgoed, een verslag als voorbeeld. Tjalsma. ISBN 90-6984-501-6.
  • DANS studies in digital archiving 1 - Permanent Pixels: Building blocks for the longevity of digital surrogates of historical photographs. Van Horik. ISBN 90 6984 462 1.
  • DANS Symposium Publications 7: Stabiliteit en verandering in Europa. Proceedings vierde Nederlandse workshop European Social Survey. Aarts, Wittenberg (red). Download deze publicatie via de KNAW-repository.
  • DANS Symposium Publication 5 - Nederland in vergelijkend perspectief. Proceedings Tweede Nederlandse Workshop European Social Survey. Ganzeboom, Wittenberg. ISBN 978-90-5260-364-3.
  • DANS Symposium Publications 4 - Access panels and online research, panacea or pitfall? Stoop, Wittenberg. ISBN 978-90-5260-300-1.
  • DANS Symposium Publications 3 - Multi-actor data in survey onderzoek. Kalmijn, Wittenberg. ISBN 978-90-5260-292-9.
  • DANS Symposium Publications 2 - Twee eeuwen Nederland geteld, onderzoek met de digitale Volks-, Beroeps- en Woningtellingen 1795-2001. Boonstra, Doorn, Van Horik, Van Maarseveen, Oudhof. ISBN 978-90-6984-533-3.
  • DANS Symposium Publications 1 - Learned love. Proceedings of the Emblem Project Utrecht Conference on Dutch Love Emblems and the Internet. Stronks, Boot, ISBN 978 90 6984 510 4.

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Annual reports

Click on the year to read the annual report of: 2016 (news item), 2015 (news item), 2014 (pdf), 2013 (pdf), 2012 (pdf), 2011 (pdf), 2009/2010 (pdf), 2008 (pdf), 2007 (pdf), 2006 (pdf), 2005 (pdf).


GitHub shows online manuals of open source projects. See for more information the landing page for DANS-projects. The DANS-department Research and Innovation has its own landing page.


NARCIS is thé national portal for anyone looking for scientific information, including (open access) publications from the repositories of all Dutch universities, KNAW, NWO and several scientific organisations and the data sets of a number of data archives. NARCIS also offers descriptions of research projects, experts and research institutions in the Netherlands. Until 2014 NARCIS was also published yearly in the paper guide Universiteiten en Onderzoeksinstellingen in Nederland 2014, in cooperation with Sdu Publishers.