Data Station Archaeology

This Data Station allows you to deposit and search for data within the field of archaeology. 

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

Hella Hollander

Data Station Manager
Archaeology
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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 account here.

If such an account is not available use your e-mail to create an eduID and use this as an institutional account.

How can I deposit data?

Click ‘Add Data, fill in the fields and enter the metadata. Accept the deposit agreement and click ‘Save Dataset’’. 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.

News

DANS has launched its Data Station Archaeology, the place where the Dutch archaeological research community can store, find, share and publish their data online. Biggest advantages: the large amount of easily searchable data, support for all Creative Commons licenses, the possibility of version control, working with living data and sharing with others.

Hella Hollander

In the “Featured” section, we cover interesting datasets and research. This time the focus is on ancient excavations. Data Station Manager Archaeology Hella Hollander looks back on her time as an archaeology student and shares her personal experience.

To reach a common picture on how FAIR and metadata are connected and what guidance can be given to properly provide metadata in order to claim your (spatial) data are FAIR, the Netherlands Geodetic Commission (NCG) organises a workshop for scientists and data stewards working with geospatial data. The workshop shall take place in the afternoon of the 7th of July at the WUR Campus (Omnia building) in Wageningen.

Collaborations

Expanding Capacities & Building Capabilities

The international organisation for research information

Saving European Archaeology from the Digital Dark Age (SEADDA)

Photo Data Station Archaeology with thanks to Omroep Zeeland