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Landsmeer, 20200427, Portret van Henk Wals, de nieuwe directeur van DANS Foto Bart van Vliet

Data sharing will only improve if scientists are valued for it, says data institute director

Thanks to the open-science movement, 60 per cent of all scientific publications in the Netherlands are now publicly available. However, the percentage of openly accessible scientific data sets remains much lower.

Since 1 April, Henk Wals has been responsible for changing this situation. He is director of Data Archiving and Networked Services, or Dans, an institute of the KNAW academy of sciences and the NWO research council.

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