DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services)

DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services) is an institute of Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Since its establishment in 2005, DANS has been storing and making research data in the arts and humanities and social sciences permanently accessible. To this end DANS itself develops permanent archiving services, stimulates others to follow suit, works closely with data managers to ensure as much data as possible is made freely available for use in scientific research. For the project Bosnian Memories, DANS has offered to provide a mirror hosting service as back-up and long-term archive for the interview collection to be maintained in Bosnia. Moreover, DANS will assure that the data collected will meet the internationally recognized Data-Seal-Of-Approval Standards.