Forums and network groups

The national 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

SND's IT forum provides an opportunity for IT experts connected to research data support and 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.

Contacts: Erica Schweder and Maria Skoglund,

Working groups

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. This working group has developed the so-called ”Orienteringskartan”, which is a practical tool for HEIs on their way to open science.

Contact: Elisabeth Strandhagen (

Disclosure of restricted research data with personal information

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

Contact: Sara Svensson (

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

Contact: Arin Savran (

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.

Contacts: 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 format and contents of the DAU Handbook with use case descriptions and good practice examples.

Contact: Joel Carlsten Rosberg (

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 (