Dutch Dataverse Network (DDN)

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General information
URL https://dataverse.nl/
Description Self deposit repository for data sharing, data analysis and medium-tem archiving.
National service
Organisation DANS (KNAW, NWO),  10 institutions
Type of service Storage facility
Legislation Netherlands
Usage and appreciation 10 institutions,  67 collections (dataverses), 267 datasets (studies), 807 files.
Support organisation DANS
Stage in the research project During
Postion within the research process3. Analysing data, 4. Preserving data, 5. Giving access to data, 6. Re-using data
Domain 1. Private Research Domain, 2. Collaboration curation boundary, 3. Shared Research Domain, 4. Publication curation boundary, 5. Public Domain
Type of data 1. Raw data and data sets, 2. Data collections and structured databases, 3. Processed data and data representations
Data curation3. Ingest, 5. Store, 6. Acces, use and re-use, 7. Transform
Data classification Klasse 3 voor openbare informatie, Klasse 2 voor interne informatie [voor een beperkte groep]
Administrative information
Funding DANS (back-office), participating institutions (front-office)
Depositor agreement Dataverse License agreement (with minor adjustments) accepted during ingest. License under revision for Dutch scope.
no public URI
User agreement Default Dataverse Conditions of Use are in place. Accepted during user registration. Conditions under revision for Dutch scope.
no public URI
Policy DANS and advisory board (represented by all participating institutions) determine policy. Institutions determine their own data policies.
defined in agreement between DANS and institutions
Intellectual property The license agreement is 'non-exclusive'; the owner of the data is at liberty to deposit and/or make available these data in other places as well. Copyright is not waived when data are deposited: it continues to rest with the researcher. The license entitles DANS to include the dataset in the archive and to make it available under the conditions stipulated by depositor when it is submitted.
Data curation strategy Defined and Operated per front-office.
Target group
Faculty General
Primary target group All disciplines (Netherlands)
Secondary target group All researchers worldwide.
Classification of the service
Availability 7*24
Integrity Checksums, UNF (numerical fingerprint)
Confidentiality Only for non confidential information.
Accepted metadata formats Supports DDI, accepts/stores all other metadata formats
Accepted content types All content types
Accepted preferred formats All formats accepted. Curated formats determined by front-offices (institutions).
Accepteerde file formats All formats.
Maximum size of deposits No specified. Currently 2GB per file. In future: unlimited per file.
Version management YesDatasets (studies) are versioned after publication.
Quality control All sorts of security aspects are continuously being monitored by the DANS security officer as well as the security officer of the KNAW ICT service I&A.
Access requirements "User definable access rights;
- Open Access (custom Dataverse license)
- Restricted acces (groups, IP-range, permission access)
- Closed Access.

institutions can define custom licenses."
Tools / Interfaces for access Web-Interface, OAI-PMH, SWORD deposit, Access API.
(Persistent) identifiers HandleHandle (DOI under consideration)
Long term guarantees If institutions end their contract then DANS supports this institution in finding a successor for maintaining its contents.
Complies with international standards for trusted repositories Integration with certified LTP archives like EASY is being investigated.
Preservation strategy No default preservation policy. Defined per institutions.
Storage "De kosten die DANS rekent voor data in DataverseNL (excl. BTW):
- Opslag van data: € 1,68 GB/jaar.
- Back-up van data: € 1,14 GB/jaar.

Naast storage-kosten worden de kosten voor hardware en beheer doorberekend aan de partners (~4000 euro/jaar/partner).

Opslag van 100GB in DataverseNL, incl. backup, kost dus (1,68+1,14)*100 + 4000 =  €4.282 per jaar.

(DANS maakt voor de opslag gebruik van de IT-dienstverlener Vancis.)"
Access No
Preservation (kosten voor) Duurzaamheid wordt gedelegeerd aan instellingen.
Special conditions
Agreements with Leiden University