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.

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.

In May, DANS co-organized the ‘BY-COVID Workshop on the integration of socioeconomic data in observational studies on vaccine effectiveness’ in The Hague. A joint report by workshop participants and other experts has now been published, describing the presentations, discussions during the event, and providing a roadmap for how socioeconomic data can contribute to studies of vaccine effectiveness as well as other infectious disease research moving forward.

Images of the Open Science participants joining online.

The international Open Science Conference was held on 27-29 June 2023, celebrating its 10th anniversary. We provided several different sessions in the programme and had a great time discussing current topics and developments with all kinds of different stakeholders. Join us in looking back on these lovely few days!

The ODISSEI Portal has been updated and this third version now allows you to search for CBS metadata records available in Dutch by using English search terms. There are almost 7,500 datasets available throughout the different Dutch institutes.