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Cees Hof works at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS-KNAW), the Netherlands institute for permanent access to digital research resources. As a DANS Data Station Manager, he is responsible for the repository services and projects, focusing on the Life and Technical Sciences. Being a member of the DANS project acquisition team, Cees took care of the successful participation of DANS in many European (EOSC) and national infrastructural research projects. For several years he was also involved in research data management (RDM) training activities within the scope of Research Data Netherlands (RDNL).

Cees Hof holds an MSc (Cum Laude) in the field of aquatic ecology and eco-toxicology from the Radboud University of Nijmegenand and received his PhD from the University of Amsterdam as an evolutionary biologist and palaeontologist. As a postdoctoral Marie Curie fellow he worked at the geology department of the University of Bristol in the UK.

Before moving to DANS he was the coordinator of the European Network for Biodiversity Information (ENBI), hosted by the University of Amsterdam, and for more than 10 years Node Manager of the Dutch branch of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). Opening-up science by sharing data and information as good and as wide as possible, is the motivational thought behind his career.

Education/Academic qualification

Evolutionary Biology, PhD, The taphonomy, fossil record and phylogeny of stomatopod crustaceans, University of Amsterdam

Award Date: 15 Oct 1998

Ecology, MSc, Radboud University Nijmegen

Award Date: 15 Aug 1992


  • QH301 Biology
  • Data Curation
  • QE Geology


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