The SND Network

SND’s network consists of the Swedish universities that have agreed to create local units for managing research data (Data Access Units or DAUs). The main task for a DAU is to assist researchers in their respective university in making research data as accessible as possible, in accordance with the FAIR data principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable). The DAU will offer training and support to researchers in data management and accessibility, as well as publish the researchers’ metadata in SND’s national research data catalogue and ensure secure storage of data.

The universities will operate independently in creating local functions for data management, but can ask SND for support and advice. Progress toward the establishment of a DAU varies from university to university, so a sharing of knowledge and experience is valuable. SND and the universities will maintain close contact through the DAU network, including a number of working groups. Each university in the network will have a link on SND’s web site in order to make it easier to follow their activities. The links below will be activated as the universities establish communication channels for their DAU operations. At present, the SND network consists of the following universities:

Blekinge Institute of Technology
Chalmers University of Technology
Dalarna University
Halmstad University
Jönköping University
Karlstad University
Karolinska Institutet
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Linköping University
Linnaeus University
Luleå University of Technology
Lund University
Malmö University
Mid Sweden University
Mälardalen University
Stockholm School of Economics
Stockholm University
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Södertörn University
Umeå University
University of Borås
University of Gothenburg
University of Gävle
University of Skövde
University West
Uppsala University
Örebro University

Contact information

For questions regarding the SND Network, please contact:

Deputy Director
Elisabeth Strandhagen
elisabeth.strandhagen@gu.se
Telefon +46 (0)31-786 64 94.

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