Daan Broeder works at the Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen (NL). In the institute’s TLA unit he is head for the group developing the core LTA archiving software that is also used by several other organizations and institutes. He is currently involved several EU infrastructure projects and collaborations on Language Resource management as the European CLARIN project and its Dutch national pendant CLARIN NL. In both projects the CMDI metadatda infrastructure, for which he is the coordinator, plays an essential role. He is part of national and international standardization groups on language resources.
After first working on the development of signal analysis software packages for phonetic research, he switched to developing support for Language Resource data management. He played a major role in the development of the IMDI metadata infrastructure within a number of EU and national projects that is one of the first domain specific metadata sets for the linguistic domain
Currently his major research interests are developing sustainable e-infrastructures and tools that will effectively eliminate the institutional and organizational boundaries for linguistic research.