Information about depositing data
Researchers can store their research data at DANS. DANS then takes care of the sustainable archiving of the data.
- Read the deposit instructions (pdf) for your field:
- You can read the following documents for background information:
- About managing, documenting and sharing data: DANS data management plan (pdf).
- About preparing data: Selection of research data, Guidelines for appraising and selecting research data (pdf) or the checklist on selecting research data on Research Data Netherlands's website.
- About preparing data: Preparing data for sharing; Guide to social science data archiving (pdf).
- About file formats: File formats, preferred formats and accepted formats (pdf).
- In some cases, researchers with a NWO subsidy are obliged to enter into a data contract with DANS.
- Create a user account in EASY.
- You will find extensive deposit instructions in EASY by selecting 'New deposit'.
- Thanks to the archaeological exchange protocol, you can easily deposit archaeological data with the digital packing slip.
- You can choose from different access categories for your data. Offline archiving is also possible. Please contact us for more information.
What DANS does
- Data are stored at DANS according to the Data Seal of Approval guidelines, an internationally established data quality mark.
- The (pdf) describes what DANS does to guarantee the accessibility and readability of datasets.
- Read more about the persistent identifier that DANS assigns to datasets.
- The chosen approach for sustainably archiving data, which partly goes back to the first datasets in the Steinmetz archive (established in 1964 and taken over by DANS in 2005).
- The data’s authenticity.
- The different steps in the archiving process, such as depositing data, sustainably and securely storing and making data available, and all of this in accordance with the international reference model for an Open Archival Information System.