DANS Data Station Manager Ricarda Braukmann wrote a blog about PIDs and why you should love them for ODISSEI. Persistent Identifiers or PIDs allow us to uniquely identify digital research resources like publications and datasets, ensuring the resources remain accessible over time. The ODISSEI FAIR Support team has published a blog post that takes you through the concept of PIDs, and how PIDs help make our research FAIR. The post also explains the different kinds of PIDs that currently exist for publications, datasets, people, organisations and grants.

Read the complete blog post here.

From the ARIADNEplus project, which links archaeological data from several European countries, the ARIADNE Virtual Research Lab has been launched. The lab provides researchers with new tools to aggregate, analyse and process data from the ARIADNE infrastructure.

Digital technologies contribute to the accessibility of cultural heritage. Yet there is still a lot to gain. The MuseIT project aims to achieve more inclusiveness in the protection of cultural heritage. DANS cooperates in this project.  

The FAIR Data Day event, taking place on 29 November at the Jaarbeurs Utrecht, focuses on the benefits of data reuse in everyday research practice. Inspirational keynote speakers and interactive workshops on practical examples of FAIR implementation will give the audience plenty of food for thought. Two of the eight selected workshops will be co-hosted by DANS.

The LCRDM (National Coordination Point Research Data Management) organises regular networking events for everyone who deals professionally with research data, hosting workshops on elements important to the research data community. 

At this LCRDM Networking Day, DANS was directly involved in three workshops. During such workshops, we not only talk about what we can do, but also collect needs and questions in break-out sessions. A recap of the day.

During the Open Access Week The NWO highlights five project teams of the 26 NWO Open Science Fund-projecten. Each day’s portrait, in which we will hear from them how their project contributes to the Open Science culture change -often in a very practical way- and how the NWO Open Science Fund has helped them achieve these goals.

A milestone has been reached in the first year of the BY-COVID project. Over 600 COVID-19-related studies from the social sciences and humanities (SSH), harvested from the CESSDA Data Catalogue (CDC) are added in the COVID-19 Data Portal. Also, BY-COVID had its first General Assembly this month, which highlighted the important role of socioeconomic data for infectious disease research, and for responding to public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since spring 2021, DANS has been working on the project “Working together with and on data: DIGILAB and FAIR”. This was an assignment of the Dutch hub of the European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS) consortium,, which is in formation. This project carried out a landscape inventory and needs analysis around data management in Dutch heritage science. All findings from the landscape study were compiled in a report (Dutch) that was presented to the working group to promote the further establishment of the network.