This autumn, a new round of the course Essentials 4 Data Support will start. Essentials 4 Data Support is an introductory course for those who (want to) support researchers in storing, managing, archiving and sharing their research data.

Until 11 August 2020 it is possible to comment on a deliverable of the project FAIRsFAIR – Fostering FAIR Data Practices in Europe. This feedback will be included in the new version, which will be released at the end of August.

On July, 17, 2020, DANS has joined OpenAIRE Legal Entity (LE) as a regular member. This means that DANS will remain involved with OpenAIRE even after the current OpenAIRE Advance project, funded by Horizon 2020, has ended. OpenAIRE Advance is set to run until the end of February 2021.

On 10 September 2020, DANS is organizing an online workshop with themes related to the exchange of data in the field of research information, in collaboration with the KB, the national library, and the Library of Leiden University.

Recently, the FREYA project launched the video “FREYA – The Power of PIDs”. The video explains how researchers can use PIDs.

From 44 submissions, the professional jury will nominate research projects for the Dutch Data Prize 2020. The prize will be awarded on November 18, 2020. It promises to be a very exciting and interesting day!

Ingrid Dillo, DANS deputy director, and Mustapha Mokrane, project leader at DANS, will both speaker at this symposium about the TRUST Principles.

Ellen Leenarts (DANS) recently published a blog about the blog series of OpenAIRE. Main elements of this are the NOADs who share their experiences about starting Research Data Management support for institutes, such as universities and universities of applied sciences.