DataLink is the digital newsletter about sharing and reusing research data. DataLink contains a collection of the latest news items from the DANS website and is published every six weeks.

Software Heritage (SH) plays an important role in Open Science developments: the institute preserves software source code with the aim of keeping it accessible in the long term.

The Cultural Heritage Agency (RCE) and DANS have launched DataverseNL as the new DCCD portal for the deposit, download and (inter)national distribution of tree ring data.

Wherever research is carried out, questions regarding open access and the reuse of research data come into play. These questions also occur in forensic research. During a Science Café session of the Netherlands Forensic Institute, Cees Hof (DANS) highlighted the role of repositories in making research data Open and FAIR.

On Thursday, December 9, there will be another meeting of the Data Stewards Interest Group (DTL DSIG). This time, DANS will host the meeting and the theme will be ‘Trainings surrounding Data Stewardship’.

These workshops are designed as train-the-trainer events to up-skill data stewards. Topics include research data management, FAIR data, Open Science, responsible conduct of research, and pedagogy and training design.

The NPOS has initiated an online open consultation. This consultation aims to give all Dutch stakeholders the opportunity to give input on the NPOS2030 Ambition Document, which forms the first chapters of the new NPOS2030 Programme Description.

The Data Processing team at DANS manages an extensive collection of datasets with municipal data from the Dutch National Census of 1947, stored in EASY. The collection was the subject of a recent article, ‘Detailed Tables from the Dutch Census 1947: Experiences and Lessons Learned in Publishing a Large Dataset’, which appeared in het Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences.