The SND Consortium
SND is run by a consortium consisting of nine universities: University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Lund University, Stockholm University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå University, and Uppsala University. University of Gothenburg is the host university of SND, and the consortium head office is located in Gothenburg.
The consortium make all decisions regarding SND in an annual general meeting ("Stämman") and with a steering committee. They are also responsible for the technical solutions for the data repository and the data discovery service. The annual general meeting is the highest decision-making body of SND and decides on matters such as the strategic plan for the five-year period, annual budgets, and any significant changes to the SND operations. The steering committee is responsible for drafting a strategic plan and the annual budgets, and for establishing annual operational plans.
The consortium universities also contribute with expertise in the form of domain specialists. The domain specialists are experts in various scientific fields or in areas of research data management. They function as a bridge between groups of researchers and the research community at large, on the one hand, and between the data repository and the local units for research data support (DAUs), on the other hand. SND currently has domain expertise in the social sciences, humanities, public health and epidemiology, environmental data, sensitive data, spatial data (geodata and GIS data), materials science, life science, registry-based medical and other research, as well as interdisciplinary population-based research related to registries and biobanks.
All the domain specialists can be found on our contact page.
The DAU Council
The purpose of the DAU Council is to strengthen the collaboration within the SND consortium and to simultaneously be a link between the SND Steering Committee and the various national activities. The council has one member from each of the nine consortium universities. Find more information about the DAU Council and its members under Working Groups.