Sharing research data in DANS

Sometimes serendipity knocks at your door in a very unusual way. Here in the Netherlands, getting your PhD degree requires uploading your research data to a public repository upon conclusion of your research. I did upload mine to the DANS repository (coordinated by KNAW and NWO) and this had an unexpected turn: my research data was the number 100,000 deposited into this repository, so the folks at DANS sent a (nerdy) cake to the ITC Faculty (UTwente) to celebrate this occasion!