By participating in national and international projects and infrastructures, DANS contributes to sustainable access to research data.
We work together with partners and clients in various collaborations. A selection of our valuable relationships:
Together with other stakeholders, Centerdata and DANS also publish the magazine E-data & Research.
CESSDA is the Consortium of European Social Science research Data Archives.
Among other things, DANS has contributed to translating the vocabulary terms from the CESSDA thematic classification. And DANS, together with CESSDA, provides train-the-trainer events on the use of Dataverse as an archive or discovery platform.
Researchers who want to share or use data also want to know whether the quality and integrity of that data is guaranteed. CoreTrustSeal offers a basic certification for digital archives, making reliability measurable and transparent.
The archive of DANS is CoreTrustSeal certified. DANS provides one of the four directors of CoreTrustSeal.
DARIAH is short for Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities. Within DARIAH, a ‘digital database’ for alpha scientists in Europe is being realised. Researchers can come to DARIAH for finding data and tools, archiving their data, knowledge exchange and advice on metadata and digitisation. DANS provides the CIO for DARIAH.
It advocates the sharing of research data and better protection of research investments. DANS is part of this partnership.
Material cultural and natural heritage are important components of European identity. The European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS) supports research on heritage interpretation, conservation, documentation and management. E-RIHS connects researchers and integrates European facilities into an organisation with a clear identity and a strong cohesive role within the global heritage science community.
DANS is a member of the Steering Committee of E-RIHS NL. By offering Research Data Management training courses and infrastructural expertise, DANS contributes to the fulfilment of E-RIHS NL in general and the formation of the E-RIHS DIGILAB in particular. DANS participates in Iperion HS and works there to integrate and create the E-RIHS ERIC.
DANS contributes to the EOSC by participating in both projects and several of the EOSC Task Forces.
For the Netherlands, DANS represents the National Membership of the ICPSR. Through this membership, researchers at universities and research institutes can obtain free access to ICPSR data.
DANS was a member of all working groups and contributes expertise to the current task groups.
Netherlands eScience Center
Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed
Oral History Hub
The National Oral History Hub aims to promote oral history in all its facets. The Junction does this by encouraging cooperation and cross-fertilisation between museums, archives, universities, knowledge institutes and social initiatives.
DANS is an organisational member of RDA and is involved in many of the organisation’s initiatives. Ingrid Dillo, deputy director of DANS, is co-chair of the RDA Council.
Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) is a project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 framework programme in which 20 partner organisations and their 27 partners are working together to develop the social sciences and humanities area of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
The Software Heritage collects and preserves software in the form of source codes because software embodies technical and scientific knowledge and mankind cannot afford to lose it. The reusability of research data also depends on the durability of the software.
The scientific field and NWO have jointly established thematic Digital Competence Centres (TDCC). The three TDCCs are discipline based, with one pillar each for the Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH), Natural and Engineering Sciences (NES) and Life Sciences & Health (LSH). Researchers and institutions are working together in these networks to develop exchangeable and reusable data and software, with the associated competencies, for specific research themes.