The knowledge produced during the conduct of AMS research projects is of great value for current and future researchers, students, citizens, governmental parties, and companies operating in Amsterdam and other metropolitan areas. AMS research projects vary in terms of size, type and number of involved parties, and research foci. Project partners often face challenges in terms of secure data storage throughout the research activities, and sustainable access to outputs after a project is completed.

The Data Infrastructure & Stewardship (DIS) Team advises on how to manage (digital) research objects resulting from AMS projects, such as datasets, software, and documents, according to the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship. The DIS Team also assists research and educational activities of the AMS Institute to ensure adequate research infrastructure and access to research outcomes. Finally, the DIS Team actively scouts data, and seeks collaborations with current or potential AMS partners, so as to enrich the portfolio of UDS resources and competences.