The DANS Data Station for the Life Sciences, enabling researchers and data professionals in the Medical, Health, and Green Life Sciences to digitally archive and publish research data, is now live.

Regularly, while curating datasets, we come across gems that deserve to be highlighted. This certainly applies to the dataset containing a geomorphogenetic map of Nijmegen-North, the Netherlands, which is available in the Data Station Archaeology. This map reveals the palaeogeographic and soil data of the area and offers a wealth of information.

The BY-COVID project’s second Annual General Assembly took place in Barcelona on October 9-10. DANS co-organised the workshop ‘GDPR – common challenges when mobilising data’, aiming to gather experiences, challenges, and solutions to GDPR-related issues when mobilising data for infectious disease research. 

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At DANS, we take pride in preserving scientific data. On World Digital Preservation Day (#WDPD23), we highlight the importance of taking good care of research data. 

A screenshot of the ODISSEI Portal

This week a new version of the ODISSEI Portal is launched. This is the fourth release since the first prototype which was launched in September 2022. The ODISSEI Portal combines metadata from a wide variety of research data repositories into a single interface, allowing for advanced queries to support findability, and facilitate data access to social science datasets in the Netherlands.

The Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC) publishes their data through DataverseNL. One of their datasets, the World Input-Output Database (WIOD) has already been downloaded more than 110,000 times.

On 28 September, DANS hosted the second CLARIAH Tech & Data Day, which focussed on FAIR data management in the humanities. Here is a recap of the day.

The European Language Social Science Thesaurus (ELSST) is a broad-based, multilingual thesaurus for the social sciences. In September 2023, the latest version of the ELSST was released. Find out about some of the most important changes here.