Highlights from the ARIADNEplus workshop

5 April 2022

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, the DANS Data Trail Data Management Tools for Archaeologists took place online. During the workshop, we zoomed in on the ARIADNEplus tool, which helps archaeologists create a data management plan. We take you through the highlights of this workshop.


With the arrival of ARIADNEplus there is a searchable catalogue of datasets that helps archaeological researchers navigate the “maze” of data and archives. Especially for archaeological researchers, support staff and data managers, a set of tools has now been developed that helps in making your data management plan. Hella Holander, Peter Doorn and Paola Ronzino introduced the tools to the participants during the workshop.

The ARIADNEplus online toolset for data management consists of three parts:

  1. a protocol for archaeological data management,
  2. a template for researchers to create a data management plan with archaeological data,
  3. a manual containing all guidelines, recommendations and practical examples of data management.

In just six steps, the protocol takes you through the entire process of making a Data Management Plan (DMP) for archaeological research. By using the templates and the accompanying manual with a clear set of guidelines and advice, it becomes much easier to meet the requirements of organisations that fund research. The DMP is then also in line with standards in the archaeological domain, which ultimately makes the data more findable, accessible, reusable and interoperable (FAIR).

Missed it?

Unable to attend this workshop? Watch the recording here.

Feedback on the tools

The presentation is also available and can be downloaded here.

Do you want to give feedback on the tools? You can do so by using this form.

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Hella Hollander M.A.

Data Station Manager Archaeology