EASY is an online archiving system for depositing and reusing research data. As well as ample new datasets and collections, the collections of the former Netherlands Historical Data Archive (NHDA) and the Steinmetz Archives are also accommodated by EASY. EASY contains datasets from the humanities, health sciences, social and behavioural sciences, oral history and spatial sciences. In addition, EASY offers access to the secure micro data of Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and accomodates the E-depot voor Dutch Archaeology as a service of DANS.

Through EASY, data from research can be shared with others. Together we ensure sustained access and reusability of research data. Once a dataset has been archived in EASY, we will ensure that the data will continue to be accessible and readable in a sustainable manner. In order to be able to meet this guarantee, several actions are required. You will read more about this in this document.

The Data Stations will eventually take over the role of EASY.

In a Data Station, researchers and research teams can create, manage and share their own data collection in an environment that is dedicated and connected to their own disciplines and research infrastructures.

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Valentijn Gilissen M.A.

Data Processing Team Leader