RDNL promotes FAIR research data by offering training and expertise for data support.

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4TU.ResearchData offers researchers a reliable long-term repository for technical-scientific research data. 4TU.ResearchData creates possibilities to link publications to underlying data and stimulates greater findability, accessibility, interoperability citeability of research data.

Researchers can contact 4TU.ResearchData at all stages of their research for advice and support with regard to data management. This ranges from setting up a data management plan and facilitating a data lab to depositing and sharing data in the repository. The datasets are automatically provided with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) which promotes visibility, findability and citeability.

4TU.ResearchData is an initiative of the three technical universities in the Netherlands (Delft, Eindhoven, Twente) and also offers the above-mentioned services to researchers from other institutions in The Netherlands and beyond.

For more information visit the website data.4tu.nl/info/ or contact researchdata[@]4tu.nl.

Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)

Data Archiving and Networked Services (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. 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).

Visit the website dans.knaw.nl/en for more information or contact DANS via info[@]dans.knaw.nl.

Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL)

Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL) assembles over 40 public and private organisations in the Netherlands to jointly establish a strong digital life sciences platform. The expertise network forms the national digital competence centre on biological and molecular data in support of the Dutch health and biosciences fields. DTL has built up strong expertise in FAIR-based data stewardship, and has contributed significantly to establishing a national community of data stewards and other data experts across Dutch research organisations.

The DTL platform enables easy access to relevant life sciences infrastructure, data, tools and training. Through expert communities BioSB and ELIXIR-NL, the DTL partnership supports advanced computational analysis and modelling via bioinformatics and computational modelling techniques, including machine learning and artificial intelligence.

DTL is one of the driving forces in establishing Health-RI, which recently received substantial funding to realise the national data infrastructure for health research and innovation.

Visit the website dtls.nl/ for more information or contact DTL via info[at]dtls.nl.


Increasingly, researchers at universities, research institutes and the business community have to deal with large amounts of data that needs to be stored and analyzed. SURF understands this often complex demand and offers tailor-made services. This enables researchers to make optimal use of the available computing power and data facilities in our HPC center.

With our national HPC center, SURF offers services, expertise, and support in the areas of supercomputing, cluster computing, data storage, data archiving, big data analysis, visualization, grid, and cloud services.

SURF is the ICT collaboration organisation for higher education and research in the Netherlands. SURF is responsible for the national e-Infrastructure.

For more information, visit the website surf.nl/en or contact: info[@]surf.nl.