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

A milestone has been reached in the first year of the BY-COVID project. Over 600 COVID-19-related studies from the social sciences and humanities (SSH), harvested from the CESSDA Data Catalogue (CDC) are added in the COVID-19 Data Portal. Also, BY-COVID had its first General Assembly this month, which highlighted the important role of socioeconomic data for infectious disease research, and for responding to public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

The formation of three science-wide Digital Competence Centres has started. As a first step, the Governing Board of NWO has agreed to allocate a total of 4.5 million euros for the appointment of network coordinators. They will strengthen data intensive research together with experts and infrastructures within their research domain.

DANS and the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO) – both part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) – are joining forces and starting a pilot project to make existing ecological data suitable for advanced data use, both now and in the future.



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Data Infrastructure Capacity for EOSC

NFU

Nederlandse Federatie van Universitair Medische Centra

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