Today the 3TU.Datacentrum and DANS are kicking off the partnership Research Data Netherlands. With this coalition, which is also open to other parties, the two data archives want to join forces in the field of sustainable data archiving.
3TU.Datacentrum and DANS have been working together for some time, including the organization of the biennial Dutch Data Award and the course Data Intelligence 4 Librarians. The establishment of the coalition strengthened this cooperation, says DANS director Peter Doorn: "Research Data Netherlands brings us a step further towards our shared mission: promoting sustainable accessibility and sound reuse of scientific research. This ultimately benefits all of science and the humanities". Wilma van Wezenbeek, the TU Delft Library director and Secretary of 3TU.Datacentrum, also welcomed the initiative: "It's a logical step to work together because we can all address issues around research discipline and settings across different approaches in a much more efficient and customer-friendly way".
3TU website: http://datacentrum.3tu.nl/
DANS website: http://www.dans.knaw.nl/
More information (in Dutch) at http://dans.knaw.nl/en/node/2668.