Postal address:
PO Box 93067
2509 AB The Hague
Visiting address:
Anna van Saksenlaan 51
Borneo Building
2593 HW The Hague


Peter Doorn is director of Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), the Dutch national institute for long-term access to research data. He studied Human Geography at Utrecht University and received his PhD there. He taught Computing for Historians at Leiden University from 1985 to 1997. He was director of the Netherlands Historical Data Archive and head of department at the Netherlands Institute for Scientific Information Services (NIWI). He was Principal Investigator of the DARIAH preparation project (now an ESFRI ERIC). He is (board) member of several organisations in the area of humanities computing, data infrastructure and digital archiving and editor of the newly founded Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Nevenwerkzaamheden / Other functions:

  • Vice-chair of CESSDA A.S. (Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives)
  • Chair of Science Europe Working Group on Research Data Protocols
  • Editor in Chief of Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Member of International Advisory Board of Digital Repository of Ireland
  • Member of Organisational Advisory Board of Research Data Alliance
  • Advisor of ESS Neth (European Social Survey Netherlands)
  • Co-chair of Working Group on Services and Data-infrastructure of LCRDM (Landelijk Coördinatiepunt Research Data Management)
  • Board member of Research Data Netherlands (RDNL)
  • Member of Programma Adviesraad “Duurzame Data”, SURF
  • Treasurer of Stichting Nationale Coalitie Digitale Duurzaamheid
  • Treasurer of International Alliance for Permanent Access
  • Member of RDM Advisory Board Elsevier


  1. Essentials 4 Data Support

    Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  2. Member of the CESSDA General Assembly

    Activity: Business and communityMembership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel

  3. Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

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