Forums and network groups

The SND Network collaborates and exchanges knowledge in several different ways. Are you a part of the SND Network? Use the contact details below if you want to know more about the different groups.

Forums and networks

IT forum

The SND IT forum provides an opportunity for IT experts connected to research data support and other related activities in the SND Network to meet and discuss current problems and possible solutions. As the IT forum is primarily intended for people with a background in IT, the presentations and issues discussed will be of a more advanced technical character. You are welcome to participate even if you don’t work in IT.

Contact: Johan Fihn Marberg,

Legal network

The purpose of the legal network is to highlight and discuss the legal problems we encounter in the work with research data. The group is open to legal officers and data protection officers in the SND Network.

Contact: Erica Schweder and Maria Skoglund,

Working groups 

A reference group within the SND-network, which coordinates the development of a national research data portal i collaboration with other research infrastructures and organizations. 

Contact: Arin Savran (

Disclosure of restricted research data

Strives to develop routines and systems for how to disclose restricted data through DORIS. 

Contact: Sara Svensson (
Exchange of and access to training resources 

Coordinates training efforts and resources for researchers, doctoral students, and students, as well as DAU staff, in order to create a knowledge hub for the SND network. 

Contact: David Rayner and Karin Westin Tikkanen ( 
Terminology work

Works with establishing a national glossary of common Research Data Management terminology. 

Contact: Lisa Isaksson (
The DAU Handbook

Coordinates the development of the function and contents of the DAU Handbook with use case descriptions and good practice examples.

Contact: Linda Härdelin (

Storage solutions

Coordinates knowledge exchange regarding how to set up and use storage solutions for research data in the SND network.

Contact: Johan Fihn Marberg (

Roadmap for research data activities

A strategic working group which focuses on developing a roadmap and guide to open science and research data in various levels in the SND network. 

Contact: Elisabeth Strandhagen (