Nowadays, academia operates largely project-based, along envisioned research paths. But innovation can neither be planned nor be forecast. Unexpected insights and results are like ‘kersen op de taart’. This news item reports of two such ‘cherries’, resulting from collaborations within and across different national and international research infrastructure projects in the Digital Humanities.

DANS wishes to express its strong endorsement with the principles of the “European Open Science Cloud Declaration”.

The Data Seal of Approval (DSA) and ICSU World Data System (WDS) announce the launch of a new certification organization: CoreTrustSeal.

For people interested in research data from the United Kingdom the UK Data Service organises a free serie of webinars in the fall.

On August 31 DANS had the pleasure to host a group of 22 students from the iSchool of the University of Washington, Seattle, US.

Until 1 October it’s possible to apply for a subsidy for a Small Data Project (SDP).

On Wednesday 30 August the workshop GDPR DataTags was held at DANS.

In September DANS will organise a workshop at the Open Science Fair, with the title ‘‘FAIR Metrics – starring your datasets’.