DANS has launched its Data Station Archaeology, the place where the Dutch archaeological research community can store, find, share and publish their data online. Biggest advantages: the large amount of easily searchable data, support for all Creative Commons licenses, the possibility of version control, working with living data and sharing with others.

Hella Hollander

In the “Featured” section, we cover interesting datasets and research. This time the focus is on ancient excavations. Data Station Manager Archaeology Hella Hollander looks back on her time as an archaeology student and shares her personal experience.


The completed FAIRsFAIR project has been assessed by external reviewers on behalf of the European Commission and the final verdict is highly commendable: “The overall approach of the project management has been exemplary. In addition to the highly structured and proactive approach to coordination, the emphasis on collaboration and co-creation was woven into the structure of the project.”

To reach a common picture on how FAIR and metadata are connected and what guidance can be given to properly provide metadata in order to claim your (spatial) data are FAIR, the Netherlands Geodetic Commission (NCG) organises a workshop for scientists and data stewards working with geospatial data. The workshop shall take place in the afternoon of the 7th of July at the WUR Campus (Omnia building) in Wageningen.

On June 13 the ARCHIVER Pilot End-Phase Event will take place. This event will guide ARCHIVER stakeholders at large through the services developed and their exploitation potential by the research community in EOSC. Policy makers, repository managers and researchers willing to know more about the ARCHIVER model and the technical solutions implemented are more than welcome to join online.


On 17 June, 2022, Ingrid Dillo will be speaking at the American Chorus Forum about making data FAIR on behalf of DANS. The main subject is the challenge of making data interoperable and reusable. This meeting will be held online from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT and is free for anyone to attend.


On 26 April DANS signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the establishment of the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cluster, as one of the Dutch partners within the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) project.


On the website of the EHRI-project a blog is posted that describes how metadata provided by DANS was integrated into the EHRI-Portal. The intention was to create a fully automated “pipeline” between the DANS data catalogue and the EHRI-Portal.