RDA is an international volunteer member-based organisation and as such encourages the initiative and support of its members across the globe to animate their community on a national level. RDA Europe national node are part of the RDA Europe support programme whose aim is to interact with researchers and innovators in the local language, offering them a platform for exchange of information pertinent to the RDA and their activities and in strict compliance with RDA's guiding principles of Openness, Transparency, Consensus-based, Community driven, Harmonisation and Non-profit. The national pages should not be interpreted as an official representation of the Research Data Alliance in any country or any organisation unless this is specifically stated.


Europe National Node

Group details


This is a working area dedicated to the RDA activities, news and events in The Netherlands. It aims at connecting researchers and data experts working with research data on a more local level and facilitates interconnecting local activities with broader RDA activities through e.g. RDA Working and Interest Groups.


DANS; Data Archiving and Networked Services, is responsible for setting up the Dutch RDA node and will focus on bringing existing initiatives closer together and expanding collaboration with others by engaging with government, national funding bodies, research organisations, and other networks involved in Research Data Management (RDM).

On a national level, the Dutch RDA node will promote the work done within RDA global in general and in particular the work on certification (of trusted digital repositories) and persistent identifiers (PID). While at the same time make national players enthusiastic to join the global RDA playing field. Next to that we will also provide the RDA ambassadors for the social sciences and the humanities disseminating and advancing the RDA work and outputs within these international communities. For more information see the following videos:

RDA is continuously looking for researchers, research communities and private sector actors, who are interested in testing and adopting RDA outputs and recommendations, and are happy to give advice in different stages of this process.

Feel free to register to this group by clicking on the Join link on the right. You will be automatically subscribed to the group newsletter. And please don't hesitate to share your own events and news items via the mailing list or group calendar.


Deze pagina geeft informatie over activiteiten, nieuws en evenementen van de RDA in Nederland. Het heeft als doel onderzoekers en data experts, die met onderzoeksdata werken, op een meer lokaal niveau met elkaar in contact te brengen en het verbinden van lokale activiteiten met bredere RDA-activiteiten, bijvoorbeeld door middel van de RDA Working en Interest Groups.


DANS; Data Archiving and Networked Services, is verantwoordelijk voor het opzetten van de Nederlandse RDA node en zal zich focussen op het dichter bij elkaar brengen van bestaande initiatieven en het uitbreiden van samenwerkingen door het gesprek aan te gaan met de overheid, nationale financiers, onderzoeksorganisaties en netwerken die zich met Research Data Management (RDM) bezighouden.


Op nationaal niveau zal de Nederlandse RDA node het werk van RDA global in het algemeen promoten en zich specifiek richten op certificering (van betrouwbare digitale archieven) en persistent identifiers (PID). Tegelijkertijd maken we nationale spelers enthousiast om zich aan te sluiten bij de wereldwijde RDA-initiatieven. Daarnaast leveren we de RDA-ambassadeurs voor de sociale- en geesteswetenschappen, die het RDA werk en output op deze terreinen verspreiden en bevorderen binnen deze internationale onderzoeksgebieden. Voor meer informatie zie de volgende video's:

De RDA is continue op zoek naar onderzoekers, onderzoeksgebieden en partijen in de private sector die geïnteresseerd zijn in het testen en implementeren van output en aanbevelingen van de RDA, en is zeer bereid advies te geven in de verschillende stadia van dit proces.


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Recent Activity

04 Jun 2019

NEW Executive Guide on Digital Preservation available to support internal advocacy campaigning

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and UNESCO Memory of the World PERSIST Project (UNESCO/MoW/PERSIST) have launched their online Executive Guide on Digital Preservation. The new resource provides practitioners with a combination of generic and specific messages and motivators designed to communicate with senior executives, legislators and budget holders, as well as decision and policy makers with a view to embedding the value of digital preservation at the core of every organization.

04 Jun 2019

DANS sprint mee voor FAIR Data

Ook een liefhebber van de “Top 10 FAIR Data and Software Things”? De bestaande lijst wordt uitgebreid, en iedereen kan mee doen.
De “things” geven onderzoekers en data librarians handige en actuele verwijzingen op specifieke gebieden. Mozilla Global sprint organiseert deze week een kortlopende en internationale samenwerking (een sprint) om de bestaande lijst uit te breiden.

04 Jun 2019

iPres Working Group: Please provide your feedback on the Future of iPres - feedback deadline extended until June 18th

Dear all
We appreciate the feedback we’ve received so far – it’s invaluable!
More feedback would be beneficial and we’ve heard from some responders that more time would be helpful so as promised we are going to extend the deadline. Please take some time to share whatever feedback you have by June 18th.

04 Jun 2019

New call for a LCRDM Task Group: on DPIA and research scenarios in Social Sciences

** apologies for cross-posting - For English see below **
Beste collega’s,
Graag jullie aandacht voor onderstaand bericht.
Wie helpt er mee? Oproep voor de achtste LCRDM Taakgroep
Privacyrisico’s en –maatregelen koppelen aan onderzoeksscenario’s in de sociale wetenschappen - 3 juni 2019
De achtste oproep voor deelname aan een LCRDM taakgroep staat online. Zie: www.lcrdm.nl.

03 Jun 2019

Registration open: Data Steward Knowledge and Skills Workshops 11 and 12 June 2019, Utrecht

Dear colleagues,
We have a few places left for our Data Steward workshops next week (see below). Please spread this info as you see fit. We hope to welcome many of you next week!
Dr. Celia W.G. van Gelder
Programme Manager DTL Learning
Training Coordinator ELIXIR-NL
ELIXIR Training Platform Leader
tel. +31613375327
e-mail: ***@***.***

28 May 2019

Reminder RDA community survey closes June 2

The RDA Europe project is actively seeking feedback from community members on the national nodes.
It would be really appreciated if you take some time out of your busy schedules to provide input on our survey:
It should take 3-5 minutes (no log-in required) and will help us shape the future node activities.
The survey is open until June 2, 2019.
Thank you in advance for your time and input.

28 May 2019

FW: ‘Safeguarding Our Digital Memory: New approaches to preservation, trust, decision making, and collaboration,’ 28th May, 1400 BST - Webinar joining information

Dear all
You are invited to join us today at 1400 BST for a one-off webinar special with The UK National Archives on their digital preservation risk modelling work: ‘Safeguarding Our Digital Memory: New approaches to preservation, trust, decision making, and collaboration.’

21 May 2019

Call for RDA Europe Ambassadors extended until 27 May 17:00 CEST

RDA EU Ambassadors deadline extended: Submit your application for the grants by 27 May 17:00 CEST
The RDA EU programme offers six grants of a maximum of €7,000, targeting recognised domain experts and skilled communicators, serving as conduits between the Research Data Alliance and the wider domain specific data communities.

21 May 2019

LCRDM Rapport & Infographic Data Stewardship op de kaart nu beschikbaar

** apologies for cross posting **
* For English see below
[cid:***@***.***]Datastewardship op de kaart: een verkenning van taken en rollen in Nederlandse onderzoeksinstellingen Rapport van de Taakgroep Datastewardship van het Landelijk Coördinatiepunt Research Data Management (LCRDM) - Ingeborg Verheul, Melanie Imming, Jacquelijn Ringersma, Annemie Mordant, Jan Lucas van der Ploeg, Martine Pronk (Eds.)