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Information about depositing data

Researchers can store their research data at DANS. DANS then takes care of the sustainable archiving of the data.



  • 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

Preservation policy

The Preservation Policy (pdf) explains the principles used by DANS in archiving digital research data in a sustainable form. This document includes:

  • 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.

Legal aspects

Further information

In case you have any other questions, please contact our data managers via . Please use for questions concerning archaeological data.

Go to EASY to deposit your data