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Data management in Archaeology

Data management in Archaeology

Datasets Archaeology: finding and publishing

Research data can be stored in data archives. These repositories can be used in two ways: for storing your own research data and to consult the data of others.

NARCIS offers access to thousands of scientific datasets and e-publications in the Netherlands.


ARIADNE is a search engine which allows one to search through several archaeological repositories simultaneously.


UvA/AUAS figshare

Since 2017 all UvA researchers have access to the UvA/AUAS figshare. UvA/AUAS figshare allows you to save your research data safely and in an accessible manner; your files are stored on ISO certified servers in Switzerland which you can access from any computer with an internet connection.

Furthermore, UvA/AUAS figshare allows you to safely share, archive, and publish your research data. Every published item is allocated a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), a unique and permanent link, which you can use for articles and presentations.

More information about UvA/AUAS figshare

Archaeology and Heritage specific repositories

There are many archaeology and heritage specific repositories availabale, of which the most important ones are named below.

For the sustainable preservation of an array of archaeological datasets:

DANS E-depot Nederlandse Archeologie (Dutch only)

To register and question archaeological research data that was conducted in the Netherlands:

ARCHIS (Dutch only)

For the digital publication of a project’s complete datasets:

Open Context

The Digital Archaeological Record

For the publication of excavations, conservation projects, and archaeological surveys in the Mediterranean area:

FASTI Online


For general questions concerning research data management, please consult RDM Support. For archaeological specific questions, please see the RDM contact for Archaeology or the information specialist for Archaeology.

drs. J. (Jitte) Waagen

RDM contact Archaeology

dr. E.D. (Ewa) Zakrzewska

Information specialist Archaeology