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DataverseNL – New developments of a data management support system for Dutch universities, research organisations, and higher education

Presenter 1
Marion Wittenberg
Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
Presenter 2
Peter Doorn
Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
Presenter 3
Vyacheslav Tykhonov
Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)

Twelve years ago Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) in the Netherlands developed the first self-deposit archiving system EASY. Over the last few years, most universities and research institutes have developed research data management policies. Many institutions want to offer a repository service to the staff of their institution for storing and sharing research data. University libraries or other university departments usually want to have the control of such a repository solution. To meet this demand, we started working according to a front-office, back-office model. A practical implementation of this is DataverseNL, built upon software developed by Harvard University (IQSS).

DataverseNL is a shared service provided by the participating institutions and DANS. DANS performs back-office tasks, including server and software maintenance and administrative support. The participating institutions are responsible for managing the content, the data deposited by their staff. The repositories (or dataverses) within DataverseNL are positioned for data storage and sharing during research and about ten years after the conclusion of a research project. With a SWORD interface to EASY, long-term archiving is secured. In this presentation, we will focus on future developments like data tagging for privacy-sensitive data, visualization of data and building Virtual Research Environments within DataverseNL.

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