This article gives an overview of the current situation regarding digital archaeology in the Netherlands and how it is connected with worldwide innovations.

On 17 June, 2022, Ingrid Dillo spoke at the American Chorus Forum about making data FAIR on behalf of DANS. The main subject is the challenge of making data interoperable and reusable.

In order to gather voices of the community on RDM practices, the DARIAH working group Research Data Management organized a two-day writing sprint. DANS research data management experts Femmy Admiraal and Francesca Morselli participated in the meeting.

Empowering researchers in the social sciences through digital technology

In this call the ODISSEI (Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations) and the Netherlands eScience Center invite scientists to submit a proposal. In order to do this they need to be employed at an ODISSEI member organization, whose main area of expertise is in the social sciences. 

For some time now, there has been a desire to make training materials more FAIR in order to increase the retrievability of existing materials and promote their reusability. Within the Interest Group Education and Training on Handling Research Data (ETHRD) of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), a task force has examined the minimum metadata required when publishing training materials.

With almost 120,000 datasets, our new Data Station Archaeology is the central place where you can easily store, find, share and publish archaeological data online. A large amount of easily searchable reports, photographs, tables and field drawings ready for reuse.


The collection datasets ‘Women in decision-making’ are now available in EASY through a Thematic collection page. Previously the sets could be found as separate items in EASY, now they are bundled on an overview page.

Within practical education, there appeared to be a need for a course specifically about publishing and archiving data and software. DCC-PO and DANS have joined forces to design a new course, tailored to the needs of data stewards working at universities of applied sciences.