Data Station Physical and Technical Sciences

This Data Station allows you to deposit and search for data within the fields of physical and technical 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 Physical and Technical 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

In just under four years, the number of deposited datasets has more than doubled to 200,000. In part, this has been made possible by the ‘machine-to-machine’ depositing of data, without human intervention. We have made strict agreements with the various institutions for this automatic depositing of data.

E-RIHS is working hard to realise its ambition to develop a European infrastructure that provides access to international laboratory facilities, research data and a network of knowledge and expertise. Within the Dutch E-RIHS infrastructure, DANS contributes to the FAIRification of the Dutch data landscape using a needs analysis.

From 6 to 8 October, the WoSSS21 took place. DANS was sponsor and co-organiser of the event. It is now possible to watch the videos of all sessions online.

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