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.

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 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.

News

From the ARIADNEplus project, which links archaeological data from several European countries, the ARIADNE Virtual Research Lab has been launched. The lab provides researchers with new tools to aggregate, analyse and process data from the ARIADNE infrastructure.



Digital technologies contribute to the accessibility of cultural heritage. Yet there is still a lot to gain. The MuseIT project aims to achieve more inclusiveness in the protection of cultural heritage. DANS cooperates in this project.  

Since spring 2021, DANS has been working on the project “Working together with and on data: DIGILAB and FAIR”. This was an assignment of the Dutch hub of the European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS) consortium, E-RHIS.nl, which is in formation. This project carried out a landscape inventory and needs analysis around data management in Dutch heritage science. All findings from the landscape study were compiled in a report (Dutch) that was presented to the E-RIHS.nl working group to promote the further establishment of the network.

Collaborations

Smart multilingual search engine for new data discoveries

Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking

Infrastructure for the Publication and Preservation of 3D Scholarship

Photo Data Station Archaeology with thanks to Omroep Zeeland