A video instruction on the FAIR-Aware tool is now available online on the DANS YouTube account.

Read the success stories about sharing and reusing research data in the latest E-data & Research. In this issue you will find, among other things: Searching for werewolves and mermaids, A gold mine of data mined from Russian state archives and facilitates Diamond Open Access.

On 20 May 2021, Ricarda Braukmann (Data Station Manager Social Sciences at DANS) presented an updated version of the report on RDA and its potential for the social sciences at IASSIST Global Virtual Conference.

On Thursday 27 May, DANS trainers Maaike Verburg and Cees Hof will make you “FAIR Aware” during the NWO Life2021, a unique annual conference covering all domains within the Dutch life sciences.

Many researchers are still struggling with putting the FAIR data principles in their daily practice. To help them, FAIRsFAIR representatives Joy Davidson (Digital Curation Centre) and Linas Čepinskas (DANS) presented FAIR-Aware at the SSHOC Open Science and Research Data Management Train-the-Trainer Bootcamp.

Stichting Batavialand has digitised the paper (naval) archaeological excavation documentation of the former maritime depot of the Cultural Heritage Agency. This special collection is now fully accessible via DANS.

Through the Platform Digital Infrastructure Social Sciences & Humanities (PDI-SSH), researchers within the SSH domain can apply for funding for their projects focused on digitisation and digital infrastructure.

On April 21, the FAIRsFAIR project organised the first of a series of webinars that aim to support repositories to make the data they manage more FAIR. The webinar, co-organised by DANS, was about persistent identifiers (PIDs) and methods to connect PIDs, the PID Graph.