Data Station Life, Health and Medical Sciences

This Data Station allows you to deposit and search for data within the fields of life sciences, health sciences and medical sciences. 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, please check the frequently asked questions or send your question to Data Station Manager Cees Hof.

Cees Hof Ph.D.

Data Station Manager Life, Health and Medical Sciences
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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 learn more 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

Wherever research is carried out, questions regarding open access and the reuse of research data come into play. These questions also occur in forensic research. During a Science Café session of the Netherlands Forensic Institute, Cees Hof (DANS) highlighted the role of repositories in making research data Open and FAIR.

On Thursday, December 9, there will be another meeting of the Data Stewards Interest Group (DTL DSIG). This time, DANS will host the meeting and the theme will be ‘Trainings surrounding Data Stewardship’.

These workshops are designed as train-the-trainer events to up-skill data stewards. Topics include research data management, FAIR data, Open Science, responsible conduct of research, and pedagogy and training design.

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