SND is a member of a range of international organisations that work towards increased accessibility to research data in Europe and globally. On the pages below you can find information about these organisations and learn more about how SND's memberships benefit the research community.
Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) is a consortium for data archives across Europe. Since the 1970s, the members have worked together to improve access to data for researchers and students.
DataCite develops and supports tools and methods that increase accessibility to research data. Members of DataCite can assign persistent identifiers to research data in the form of "DOI prefixes". A DOI prefix make it easier to cite and reuse research data.
As a member of the EOSC Association, SND can influence the development of the digital collaboration portal European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). This platform is designated to bring European research infrastructures together, and to make it easier to find and work with research data.
The Swedish membership in ICPSR is funded by the Swedish Research Council and administered by SND. As a member of ICPSR, SND can provide Swedish researchers and students access to ICPSR’s data collection free of charge, as well as reduced course fees for the ICPSR’s summer program.
Research Data Alliance
SND coordinates the Swedish node of the Research Data Alliance. The mission of RDA is to enable researchers and innovators to share data across technologies, disciplines, and countries.
World Data System
As a member of the global network World Data System (WDS), SND has committed to using recognised standards and follow certain guidelines to safeguard quality and sustainability for research data. A benefit of the membership is that data disseminated in the SND Research Data Catalogue can gain more international recognition and discoverability.