Research infrastructures

European Open Science Cloud

​Giving a major boost to Open Science in Europe, the Commission presented its blueprint for cloud-based services and world-class data infrastructure to ensure science, business and public services reap benefits of big data revolution: the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). 


Yoda​ is a share-collaborate environment for research data at Utrecht University.

Research infrastructure for the social sciences


The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA​) aims to form a European infrastructure for the social sciences, where scientists can go for data, tools, advice and knowledge exchange.


EHRI​ stands for European Holocaust Research Infrastructure. Within EHRI, more than 20 organizations - research institutions, libraries, archives, museums and memorial sites - from several countries work together in the field of accessing Holocaust sources.


ODISSEI ​(Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations) works to develop a sustainable research infrastructure for the social sciences in the Netherlands. Through ODISSEI, researchers within the social sciences have access to large-scale, longitudinal data collections connected to registrations from Statistics Netherlands (CBS). This virtual web enables researchers to answer new, cross-disciplinary research questions and to investigate existing questions in new ways.

Research infrastructure for arts and humanities


Common Lab Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (CLARIAH) is an infrastructure program for the Humanities to be able to use massive amounts of data in the form of text, structured data, images and audiovisual files.


The CLARIN infrastructure is a research infrastructure intended for humanities researchers that work with language data and tools. The researcher will be able to find data and tools relevant for his/her research via the CLARIN infrastructure and get access to them. 


DARIAH​ stands for Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities. Within DARIAH, a "digital workbench" is being created for alpha scientists in Europe. Researchers can turn to DARIAH for finding data and tools, archiving their data, knowledge exchange and advice in the field of metadata and digitization.


ELIXIR, is the European data infrastructure for the life sciences. ELIXIR unites Europe’s leading life science organisations in managing and safeguarding the increasing volume of data generated by publicly funded research. ELIXIR-NL has three focus areas: compute and storage infrastructure, data interoperability, and training & education. Central to many of ELIXIR-NL’s activities are the FAIR Data principles, i.e., research data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable for both humans and computers.​

Research infrastructure for life sciences & health


The Health-RI is a globally unique research infrastructure in the Netherlands that will both drive and support cross-disciplinary research into personalized medicine & health and optimize personalized healthcare. The overall aim is to enable frontier science and technology development in the field of personalised and high precision medicine and health with high reproducible output. The infrastructure will become the national platform for high-quality experimental design and high-quality measuring with high-quality data stewardship and high-quality data analytics.


The Parelsnoer Institute (PSI​) established in 2007 by the Dutch Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU), offers researchers within the eight University Medical Centres and external researchers an infrastructure and standard procedures for the establishment, expansion and optimisation of clinical biobanks for scientific research. ​


SeaDataNet is a standardized system for managing the large and diverse data sets collected by the oceanographic fleets and the automatic observation systems. The SeaDataNet infrastructure network and enhance the currently existing infrastructures, which are the national oceanographic data centres of 35 countries, active in data collection. The networking of these professional data centres, in a unique virtual data management system provide integrated data sets of standardised quality on-line.

Research infrastructure for natural & engineering sciences


OpenEarth is a free and open source initiative to deal with Data, Models and Tools in earth science & engineering projects, currently mainly marine & coastal. OpenEarth provides a platform to archive, host and disseminate high quality data, state-of-the-art model systems and well-tested tools for practical analysis.