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 TechnologyLund University, Stockholm University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå University, and Uppsala University. University of Gothenburg is the host university of SND, and the SND head office is located in Gothenburg.


The consortium has the overall responsibility for SND's operations through an annual general meeting ("Stämman") and a steering committee. 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.

Domain Specialists

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.

Want to know more? On this page you'll find individual interviews with the SND domain specialists.

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. Elisabeth Strandhagen, deputy director and collaboration manager of the SND network, is head of the DAU Council work.

DAU Council members:
Elisabeth Strandhagen, SND office (convening)
Ulf Jakobsson, SND office
Ann-Sofie Zettergren, LU
Christer Lagvik, UU
Fredrik Persson, KI
Hanna Lindroos, SLU
Maria Kinger, Chalmers
Pauline Jönsson, GU
Rosa Lönneborg, KTH
Sabina Anderberg, SU
Thomas Kieselbach, UmU

Questions about the consortium? Contact:

Max Petzold
Telefon +46 (0)703-86 70 77

Deputy Director & Collaboration Manager
Elisabeth Strandhagen
Telefon +46 (0)31-786 64 94