During the National Open Science Festival in September 2022, the first prototype of the ODISSEI Portal was launched. The Portal combines metadata from a wide variety of research data repositories into a single interface, allowing for advanced queries to support findability, and facilitate data access to social science datasets in the Netherlands. Portal had an upgrade. 

For the FAIR-IMPACT project, we are looking for FAIR Champions. This group of 12 experts will actively engage in analysing and shaping FAIR data policies and practices in their field, act as ambassadors for FAIR, engage their community and advocate for adoption of the project results. The deadline to apply is Friday March 10th at 17:00 CET.

As announced at the CLARIAH & NDE Annual Conference on November 24 2022, CLARIAH opens a call for research projects using data from Dutch heritage institutions. The call aims to provide access for researchers to new data and gives heritage institutions the opportunity have their data developed and disseminated.

The new ARIADNEplus portal provides access to more than 4 million sources. DANS ensured that the data of Dutch archaeologists, dendrochronologists and other cultural heritage researchers are included.

DANS will decommission the NARCIS Portal. This means that from January, all content related to projects, persons and organisations on the NARCIS website will be frozen. And on March 1, this website will be taken offline.

It was recently announced that NWO has allocated 4.5 million to recruit network coordinators for the Thematic Digital Competence Centres (TDCC) programme. The team for TDCC Social Sciences & Humanities has been formed. Nicole Emmenegger will start on 15 February 2023 as Network Manager and Nils Arlinghaus will follow on 1 March 2023 as Community Coordinator. 

In February and March 2023 a new round of the course Essentials 4 Data Support will commence, with in-person and online dates and given in English. The course is offered by Research Data Netherlands (RDNL).

Contributing towards increased knowledge about training on European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is what the train-the-trainer training focussed on. EOSC is an ambitious vision to be a (federated) ‘system of systems’, enabling access to (research) data, services, software, and more throughout Europe.