As a national coalition of data archives, RDNL promotes the sustainable archiving and reuse of research data

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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.

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Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)

Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) promotes sustainable access to digital research data. To this end, DANS stimulates scientific researchers to archive and reuse data sustainably, for example via the online archiving system EASY. With NARCIS, DANS also provides access to thousands of scientific datasets, e-publications and other research information in the Netherlands. In addition, the institute provides training and consultancy and conducts research into sustainable access to digital information.

Driven by data, DANS ensures with its services and participation in (inter)national projects and networks that access to digital research data is further improved.

DANS is an institute of KNAW and NWO.

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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.

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