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Data Archiving and Networked Services

Data Archiving and Networked Services - DANS

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DANS is the Netherlands Institute for Permanent Access to Digital Research Resources. DANS encourages researchers to make their digital research data and related outputs Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. We provide expert advice and certified services.

Our core services are: DataverseNL for short-term data management, EASY for long-term archiving and NARCIS, the national portal for research information. By participating in (inter)national projects, networks and research, DANS contributes to continued innovation of the global scientific data infrastructure. Open if possible, protected if needed. DANS is an institute of the Dutch Academy KNAW and funding organisation NWO.


DANS supports researchers (indirectly) e.g. in organising training sessions together with RDNL Essentials 4 Data Support and CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide. DANS participates in many European projects, training being a component such as EOSC-hub, EOSCpilot, OpenAIRE-Advance. As a result DANS is involved in organising workshops and providing webinars mainly around research data management, FAIR data and certification.

Find out more about training on our local website.


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Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap

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Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW)

Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van wetenschappen

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