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 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.


Museums have unique recordings of spoken stories about artworks in their archives, but this ‘oral history’ is often difficult to access. DANS is one of the partners in the project Oral History – Stories at the Museum around Artworks (OH-SMArt). In this project, researchers from various Dutch institutions will greatly improve this accessibility. The project is financed by the Platform Digital Infrastructure for Social Sciences and Humanities (PDI-SSH).


Within the SSHOC project a question data bank for Ethnic and Migrant Minority Surveys has been developed. The pilot version of the EMM QDB is now live!


Save the Date! In September, DANS will be organising a train-the-trainer event on using Dataverse as an archive or discovery platform. The event is part of the CESSDA training activities and targeted at data stewards and data managers working at (CESSDA) archives or institutional repositories using Dataverse.


The NWO Domain Board Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) has decided to expand the opportunities for researchers in the Open Competition. The funding instrument will soon be given an XS variant, which will be opened before the summer.


BY-COVID released a factsheet including information about the key goals, activities, and outcomes of the project. Subscribe to the newsletter to keep up to date with the project.