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DANS facilitates open access data
From now on, depositors can make their datasets available under full open access in EASY. Interested parties can download this type of dataset without registration. This makes research data sharing even easier.
DANS member Scientific Committee ICSU-WDS
ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) has recently appointed a new Scientific Committee for the period 2015-2018. It involves eight new members, including Ingrid Dillo of DANS.
Website completely overhauled
The national website on open access has been completely revamped. It now has a new, up-to-date look and is more interactive. provides information in both Dutch and English about key open access developments in the Netherlands. The site also presents general up-to-date information on open access, a subject that is important for scholarship at home and abroad.
KNOWeSCAPE organizes conference From Data to Knowledge
The yearly conference of the European Network KNOWeSCAPE will be held from 7 till 9 October. The theme of this third conference is ‘From Data to Knowledge – Measuring, Predicting and Visualizing Science’.
Collaboration DANS and Mendeley on archiving datasets via the new Data Repository platform Mendeley Data
Mendeley launched a new data repository platform: Mendeley Data ( The data submitted by researchers on this platform will be included in the long-term archive of DANS.
DANS and Brill Publishers launch online journal on research data
Today, the Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences is launched. It is a new, peer reviewed, online-only, open-access data journal.
DANS certified as Regular Member of ICSU-WDS
DANS is accepted unconditionally as Regular Member of the International Council for Science – World Data System (ICSU-WDS). With this certification WDS sees DANS as a trustworthy party in terms of authenticity, integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and services.
DANS grant for ICPSR Summer Program
DANS provides a grant to visit the Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research 2016 of the ICPSR in the United States.
DANS and Inria sign the MoU for Software Heritage
DANS will collaborate with Inria (France) on the development of the Software Heritage Initiative. On June 30 Inria officially announced the collaboration with DANS with the launch of the Software Heritage website.
DANS colloquium - CEDAR and 4 years of Historical Census Data on the Web
On September 1 Albert Merono Penuela and Ashkan Ashkpour, the two doctoral students of the CEDAR project, will present the results of four years of research on historical census data and semantic technologies.
WDS and DSA Announce Unified Requirements for Core Certification of Trustworthy Data Repositories
The ICSU World Data System (WDS) and the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) Board are pleased to announce the availability of their unified Requirements for Core Trustworthy Data Repository certification.
NCDD and DPC webinars about sustainable access to digital collections
The NCDD and the UK Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) are offering a series of monthly webinars. Starting this month, all the winners and finalists of the Digital Preservation Awards 2016 will take the stage.
New online tutorial CESSDA
A new online tutorial is made available by CESSDA concerning the following topics: OAIS, Ingest and Access and Dissemination. The tutorial targets an audience involved in data archiving in the social sciences.
DANS Visiting Professor 2017: Richard Smiraglia
DANS welcomes Professor Smiraglia as the new visiting professor of the KNAW Visiting Professors Programme, commencing in May 2017.
Small data projects 2018 - submit your proposal before 1 October 2017
Project proposals for small data projects (KDPs) can be submitted before October 1.
Register now: three interesting CESSDA webinars
This May and June CESSDA hosts three webinars for social sciences researchers. Please register via the CESSDA website.
Overview research data management in the Netherlands
Together with Huygens ING, DANS wrote an overview of the current state of affairs of research data management in the Netherlands.
Dryad and DANS partner for long-term preservation of rich research data repository
Dryad and DANS announce a new collaboration to ensure long-term preservation and accessibility to curated scientific data. Over 50,000 researchers who have already deposited research data with Dryad can count on continuous open access to their data packages with an extra layer of security and recoverability as a result of this partnership.
DANS joins the Digital Preservation Coalition
DANS has joined the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) this week, becoming its newest Associate member.
Don't forget: apply for funding for a small data project before 1 October
Until 1 October it's possible to apply for a subsidy for a Small Data Project (SDP).
Students from Washington visit DANS
On August 31 DANS had the pleasure to host a group of 22 students from the iSchool of the University of Washington, Seattle, US.
DANS commits to European open science
DANS wishes to express its strong endorsement with the principles of the “European Open Science Cloud Declaration”.
Call for papers for 6th Dutch ESS-workshop
On Friday 16 March 2018 DANS organises, together with the national coordination team of the European Social Survey (ESS), the sixth Dutch ESS-workshop. The deadline for sending in papers is February 1st.
Open science mini-symposium and workshops by NIOO, DANS and UvA
DANS and the Netherlands Institute for Ecology (NIOO), together with the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) of the University of Amsterdam, organise on 7 & 8 December a mini-symposium and several workshops about open science, data and tools in ecological and evolutionary research.
New webinars RDA in November
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) organises three webinars in November: on data citation, the RDA-system The Atlas of Knowledge and one about the use of the RDA for the humanities.
European expert group advises in favour of RDA specifications
The European Multi Stakeholder Platform (MSP), an expert advisory group of the European Commission in the field of ICT standardisation, has advised in favour of several technical specifications submitted by the Research Data Alliance (RDA).
Extensive guidance for CoreTrustSeal now available
Extended guidance for the new certification for data repositories, CoreTrustSeal (CTS), has recently become available.