DANS Dark Archive

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General information
Description Offline storage service for sensitive data and/or archiving of non-accessible data.The 'Dark Archive' can store non-sensitive and sensitive data. General property of the service is that the data is not accessible (or findable) via the web.

** this service is not yet fully operational ** 
Organisation DANS (KNAW, NWO)
Type of service Storage facility
Legislation Netherlands
Usage and appreciation
Support organisation
Stage in the research project After
Postion within the research process4. Preserving data
Domain 5. Public Domainalthough the service itself is Public Domain, the data explicitly is not
Type of data 1. Raw data and data sets, 2. Data collections and structured databases, 3. Processed data and data representations
Data curation2. Appraise & Select, 3. Ingest, 4. Preservation action, 5. Store
Data classification Klasse 2 voor interne informatie [voor een beperkte groep], Klasse 1 voor vertrouwelijke c.q. geheime informatie
Administrative information
Depositor agreement Agreement between DANS and depositor (i.e. institutional depositor).Agreement is made before actual depositing of data.
User agreement
Intellectual property
Data curation strategy
Target group
Faculty Archaeology, Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences
Primary target group Humanities and social sciences.
Secondary target group Researchers of all kinds of scientific disciplines
Classification of the service
Confidentiality both sensitive as non-sensitive data
Accepted metadata formats All other formats (in principle)
Accepted content types All content types (in principle)
Accepted preferred formats
Accepteerde file formats
Maximum size of deposits Not specified.
Version management No
Quality control
Access requirements On basis of agreement with depositor (default: non)
Tools / Interfaces for access No interfaces, only manual access possible on request
(Persistent) identifiers URI-URN
Long term guarantees DANS has a mission for long term preservation.
Complies with international standards for trusted repositories Not certified
Preservation strategy
Storage € 0.48 GB/yearNot applicable.
Access No
Special conditions
Agreements with Leiden University Currently none