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Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS-KNAW)

Contact Details

Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS-KNAW)

Anna van Saksenlaan 51, 2593 HW Den Haag

Dr. Cees H.J. Hof

+31(0)6 5131 9808

Hotel Description

DANS is the Dutch national centre of expertise and repository for research data. DANS helps researchers make their data available for reuse. This allows researchers to use the data for new research and makes published research verifiable and reproducible. With more than 150,000 datasets and a staff of 60, DANS is one of the leading repositories in Europe.

DANS is an institute of KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) and NWO (Dutch Research Council).

Within the scope of the DTL Technology Hotels Network, DANS provides researchers data storage facilities to preserve their data, algorithms, software and images in a sustainable, standardised and interoperable format, following state of the art technologies and protocols.

  • Other
  • Persistent Identifiers (PIDs)
  • Metadata Standards
  • Data and Metadata Exchange Protocols
  • Repository Certification
  • Data FAIR-ness
  • Biodiversity data
  • Biomedical data
  • Long-tail Research Data
  • Multimedia Data Storage
  • Bioimaging Data

Expertise and Track Record

43500985022 Enabling open science on raw MRI data for accelerating MRI through AI with M.W.A. Caan (Amsterdam UMC, locatie AMC).

DANS is a government backed academic organisation that guarantees the long term and secure archiving of research data. DANS is a certified repository according to:

DANS is participating in/a member of several data-related networks such as:

Hotel Characteristics

  • 2.5 fte postdocs
  • 10 fte IT-staff
  • Several information specialist
  • In-house knowledge on biomedical and biological data- and metadata standards.
  • DANS offers a suit of generic and specialised storage facilities and platforms.

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