DANS Data Game also online available

24 April 2020

Let’s play our new DANS data game! DANS has developed a game especially for researchers: the DANS Data Game. The game gives an impression of the research data landscape and was specially produced for the 15th anniversary of DANS.

Due to the current circumstances, the DANs Data Game cannot be played physically. Therefore, DANS has developed an online version of the game. In this way it is still possible to play the game with your colleagues, friends or family. Play the game via this link. The game can be played in multiple languages.


  1. Go to the online game via this link.
  2. The game is only available in multiplayer mode, so you always play against each other. The first person in a new game can choose whether it consists of 3 or 4 people.
  3. The game automatically complements an open game with new players.
  4. If you are the first player, select the number of participants and enter your name. Now wait for the other players.
  5. If you are not the first player, only enter your name. Now wait for the other players.
  6. As soon as a game is full and someone new signs in, a new game is started (which the new first player in the game can manage).
  7. All players share the same link, so in the players are divided among the games by order of registration.
  8. It is possible (if you share the link with a lot of people) that you do not play with the players of your choice.
  9. When all players are registered, the game can start.


Would you like to get hold of a physical and even more beautiful edition of this game? Order one via this online form, free of charge! Due to COVID-19, the shipment might take longer. Click here to download the DANS Data Game (.pdf). Please share your experience and follow those of others via #DANSdatagame on Twitter.

Attribution images

We would like to give recognition for the images used for the game: 200 Degrees, 4TU.ResearchData, Auke Herrema, Caribb, CESSDA (CESSDA datamanagement expert guide), Chris McKenna, Clker-Free-Vector-Images, CoreTrustSeal, Creative Commons, DataCite, DOI.org, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI), Elionas, euroCRIS, European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), FreeSVG, FREYA, G. Emmerich, Gerd Altmann, Gordon Johnson, HHHH, Jason Scott, Karen Arnold, McSush, Mrozlog, Nestor, OpenClipart-Vectors, ORCiD, Pete Linforth, Pettycon, Pettycon, PLoS, Research Organization Registry, Rursus, Clipartmax, Tomwsulcer, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and Zenodo. We have tried to approach all stakeholders with regard to the visual materials used. Those who believe they can assert rights can apply to us.


This DANS Data Game (2020) is CC-BY-SA licensed. The full license text can be read here.


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