DANS is the Dutch national centre of expertise and repository for research data. We help researchers make their data available for reuse. This allows researchers to use the data for new research and makes published research verifiable and reproducible.
Contribution to Open Science
DANS exists since 2005, but the institute has two predecessors that exists much longer: the Steinmetz Archive (for the social sciences) exists since 1964 and the Historical Data Archive was founded in 1989. DANS is an institute of KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) and NWO (Dutch Research Council).
Goals and objectives
By futher development of the data repository and enhancing the expertise on research data management DANS will contribute to the long-term preservation and reuse of research data.