Data Station Archaeology

This Data Station allows you to deposit and search for data within the field of archaeology. DANS will launch this Data Station in the near future. Until then, you can use this page to deposit and search for data using our data service EASY.

If you have a question, take a look at the frequently asked questions or send your question to Data Station Manager Hella Hollander.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I deposit my research data with DANS?

Yes, you can! Together we will ensure the long-term accessibility of your research data. Deposit your data here. If your organisation is associated with DataverseNL, the repository service for universities and other research institutions, you can deposit data with your organisation’s Dataverse. More information about DataverseNL can be found here.

How can I log in?

Go to the login page. Preferably use your institutional account via SURFconext. If your organisation is not a SURFconext member, you can create an EASY account here.

How can I deposit data?

Click ‘Deposit your data’, fill in the fields and enter the metadata. Accept the deposit agreement and click ‘Save draft’ or ‘Submit deposit’. A data manager will verify the dataset, after which it is published. The more metadata you provide, the easier your dataset will be found. 

Which file formats and metadata can I provide?

DANS works with preferred formats. You can find them here. Specific delivery specifications apply per domain. You can learn more here.

Which licenses can I choose?

Information about licenses and other legal issues can be found on this page.

What information do I need to provide when depositing data?

In addition to general information about your datasets, such as title, author and abstract, DANS uses discipline-specific delivery specifications. More information can be found here

Are there any costs associated with storing my data in a Data Station?

DANS does not have a fixed price for depositing data. The rates are determined by a number of factors. Depositing is free of charge for individual researchers with datasets under 50 GB. For larger datasets, please contact DANS. More information can be found on this page.



IPERION HS Academy is glad to announce the 1st Training Camp to be held in Burgos and Atapuerca UNESCO archaeological site (Spain), on July 11-15th, 2022.

DANS Data Trail 29-03

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, the DANS Data Trail Data Management Tools for Archaeologists took place online. During the workshop, we zoomed in on the ARIADNEplus tool, which helps archaeologists create a data management plan. We take you through the highlights of this workshop.

A black microphone against a blue background.

DANS has launched a survey in the framework of the consortium to map out the Dutch heritage sciences. We invite members of the network to fill out the survey and to share their needs regarding the network.


A workflow to transform Arabic classical works in printed form to structured text.

Data Infrastructure Capacity for EOSC

Digital Collaboratory for Cultural Dendrochronology

Photo Data Station Archaeology with thanks to Omroep Zeeland