Since 2004, NARCIS has been the national platform for Dutch repositories. Scientific articles, datasets and other publications were disseminated from there via (scientific) search engines, such as Google (Scholar). This way, journalists, policymakers and the general public can also learn about Dutch university research. Radboud University and Radboudumc research thus becomes even more globally visible without barriers.
The new portal provides an overview of the Dutch scientific landscape. Both universities and research institutes contribute their publications and datasets to the portal. Realisation is possible thanks to a broad cooperation of SURF (the ict-cooperation of education and research), UKB (the joint university libraries and Koninklijke Bibliotheek), the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW), the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Samenwerkingsverband Hogeschoolbibliotheken (SHB), Nederlandse Federatie van Universitair Medische Centra (NFU) and Universiteiten van Nederland (UNL).