State Archives of Belgium

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Team and means

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The State Archives of Belgium SODHA team

Dr. Johan Van Der Eycken

Digital archivist
Platform supervisor

Benjamin Peuch

Digital archivist
Platform administrator

Oliver Lenaerts

Policy advisor

Youssef Ouahalou

IT developer
Technical officer

Yves Lardinois (ingénieur)

Head of the Development Service
IT development support

Peter Van Overveldt

Head of the ICT Service
ICT infrastructure service

Dr. Rolande Depoortere

Digital archivist
Digital archiving support

Partner organizations

The SODHA infrastructure receives advice from experts in the fields of social sciences from two Belgian university research groups, Interface Demography at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Center for Demographic Research (DEMO) at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain).

Note: Because there are two other universities in Belgium with the same name as those but each in the other language (respectively the Université libre de Bruxelles and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), it is best not to translate the name of those universities in English to avoid ambiguity.


Dr. Jean-Paul Sanderson



Financial resources

SODHA is financed by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO), the agency responsible for scientific research at the federal level.


SODHA is hosted by the State Archives and is part of its Digital Archiving Service.

Participation to CESSDA meetings and boards

The SODHA team represents Belgium at the Service Providers Forum of CESSDA. The Federal Science Policy department represents our country at the CESSDA General Assembly e-Procurement