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The Research Data Netherlands coalition

RDNL is made up of organizations that primarily perform back-office and technical basic infrastructure functions and comply with the CoreTrustSeal guidelines. The coalition is open to other organizations who are committed to data stewardship and meet these requirements, or who are willing to comply within a set period. 

The Research Data Netherlands coalition is open to new partners. The focus is on organisations with a back-office role in the process of data curation that have a CoreTrustSeal or a comparable quality hallmark. This certification guarantees the long-term availability of archived research data.


The added value of RDNL is that the cooperating organizations can jointly serve a wider field than individually and benefit from the bundling of knowledge, placing us in an even better position to serve users  For example, we are complementary in various respects, both through the disciplines that we serve, as well as through the services we offer, the variety of research data about which we have expertise and make it accessible.

As a Research Data Netherlands partner, you become part of a national network with a focus on internal and external cooperation. By using each other's services and competences, overlap is prevented and transparency for potential users is increased. Future collaboration on basic infrastructure will also bring benefits in terms of data findability, integration and exchange of data, as well as financial gain based on economies of scale. 

More information

If you are interested in the possibilities of partnership or would like further information about obtaining a Data Seal of Approval, please contact us.