HAN policy on open access

In December 2012, together with more than 480 international research organizations, universities, funding organizations, archives, museums and libraries, the HAN Executive Board signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge and thereby committed itself to adhere to the dissemination of publicly financed research and making it widely and readily available to society.

For more information, please read our Kennisdisseminatie- en publicatiebeleid (in Dutch).

Submit your publication

You can submit your publications to the HAN repository Sharekit by sending it to Your publication will be entered in Sharekit after which it will be made freely available on various platforms like the HBO-Knowledge Base, Narcis, and Google Scholar.

Open access publishing will increase the accessibility and visibility of your work.
Before submitting your work to us, please make sure that you have not signed a publishing agreement in which you assigned your copyright to a publisher. We take great care in avoiding copyright infringement. If you are not sure whether you are the copyright owner of your work, please contact

Publisher policies can be found in SHERPA/ROMEO.

Author Identifiers

The Digital Author Identifier (DAI) is a unique national number which the HAN assigned to its researchers to register research output accurately. This persistent identifier distinguishes you and your output and activities from other researchers. For instance, the DAI makes it possible to list publications from HAN researchers in the national portal for research Narcis.

If you do not have a DAI number, please contact the Study Centre ( When applying, please make sure to include your full name, your date of birth and your position.