Project team

Esther Jansma (RCE, UU and RING Foundation) developed the concept of the DCCD infrastructure, initiated its development and supervised its realization. Rowin van Lanen (RING Foundation) acted as project assistant and was involved in many aspects of the work.

Peter Brewer (Cornell University) developed the code for the conversion of dendrochronological data formats. Together with Esther Jansma and Ivo Zandhuis (Onderzoek & Advies voor digitale ontsluiting van culturele informatie), Peter Brewer also developed the international data-exchange standard TRiDaS. Kit Sturgeon and Steve Mohlke (The Epison Group, New York) developed TRiDaBASE, a stand-alone MS Access database for interacting with the DCCD web application. Rob Maijers (DANS) created the usability design of the web application. The on-line DCCD repository and user interface were realized by Paul Boon and Lodewijk Bogaards (DANS). Frans van der Zande (RCE) guarded the integrity of the DCCD architecture as the work progressed. Ronald Wiemer and Benjamin Dekkers (RCE) oversaw parts of the work at RCE. Rutger Kramer and Lodewijk Bogaards supervised the work at DANS. Dafne Jansen (Utrecht University) set up a Digital Collaboration Platform for DCCD-based research, education and outreach.

Many others have contributed to the realization of the DCCD: Rémi Brageu (FR), Will Brouwers (NL), Paul Copini (NL), Sarah Cremer (BE), Sjoerd van Daalen (NL), Marta Domínguez-Delmás (NL), Pascale Fraiture (BE), Henri Grissino-Mayer (USA), Kristof Haneca (BE), Patrick Hoffsummer (BE), Bernhard Knibbe (AT), Menne Kosian (NL), George Lambert (FR), Catherine Lavier (FR), Maarten Leenders (NL), Hans-Hubert Leuschner (D), Martijn Manders (NL), Steve Mohlke (USA), Daniel Murphy (USA), Martin Munro (USA), Erhard Pressler (D), Benno Ridderhof (NL), Willy Tegel (D), Ian Tyers (UK), Ronald Visser (NL), Yardeni Vorst (NL), Dirk-Jan de Vries (NL) and Tomasz Wazny (USA and PL).


The development of the DCCD was subsidized by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO, section Humanities), through a start-up subsidy (2006-2007) and a medium-investment subsidy (2008-2011).

The Cultural Heritage Agency (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE), of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences) and Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) provided additional funding. Work on the data in the repository was in part funded by the laboratories participating in the DCCD.