'Open Access is not a dogma for me, but a way to spread scientific information - publications, data and software - more effectively than by using the payment model. Sometimes there are good reasons to protect certain information. For research data applies the principle: Open if possible, protected if necessary.'
Peter Doorn is director of Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), the Dutch national institute for long-term access to research data. DANS is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research.
Peter Doorn is (board) member of several organisations in the area of humanities computing, data infrastructure and digital archiving, among others NCDD (Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation), Network Digital Heritage, Research Data Netherlands and the National Coordination Point Research Data Management. He is co-founder and editor of the peer reviewed, online only and open access data journal "Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences".
Dutch National website providing information for academics about the advantages of open access to publicly financed research