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What is a repository?


A repository is a system that stores information in various forms (for example text, datasets, images and sound) together with metadata.

Higher education institutions use such repositories to offer their publications and research data. In the Netherlands, publications and research data in repositories of universities of applied sciences and research universities are made available on a national scale by the HBO Kennisbank and the Netherlands Research Portal. The latter succeeded the former Dutch portal for research information NARCIS.

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Netherlands Research Portal (