An in depth look - data processing at DANS
The processing of datasets by DANS occurs in three distinct phases:
- Ingest (deposition)
- Processing (archiving)
- Access (dissemination, presentation, accessibility)
The data managers at DANS make use of a data processing workflow. This workflow prescribes the various steps to be taken in each of the three phases listed above, and is stored in EASY as a document attached to the dataset. In this document, the archivist records his actions, flagging each step with his name and date. The dataset can only be published once every step has been flagged.
The data managers act according to a protocol, which is included in the Provenance document(1). In addition, an internal document describes these actions in more extensive detail. Information on the exact procedures may freely be requested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The accordion below reproduces every step of the data processing trajectory in detail.