In 2018 and 2019, a major part of the work involved in changing and expanding SND’s operations will take place as part of the two projects "SKONA" (SND’s activities concerning the consortium and networks) and "My SND" (Mitt SND). The aim of the SKONA project is to create an effective network for those involved in the collaboration, by establishing routines and practical solutions for education and communication, and best practices, support, and guidelines for the practical work with research data at the universities.
The "My SND" project will develop possibilities for DAUs and researchers to get access to different SND services by logging in.
During the projects, several working groups with participants from SND and the universities will be formed. Some of the activities in these groups will be communicated on SND’s website.
DAU Establishment Group
This group will support universities in establishing their DAUs. This will mainly be a matter of setting up a contact between SND and the university in question, but also contacts between universities. Each university will have the option of having a contact at SND. This is an SND internal group.
The “handbook” is the guidelines or best practice documents that will describe how SND wants the work with research data to be carried out in the universities and their DAUs. The publication of metadata and data will include a quality control, and the handbook will provide help in the quality assurance of data and metadata handed in by researchers, in order for them to meet SND’s quality standards. This group has not yet been established, but will comprise representatives from SND and the universities.
One of the responsibilities of the communications group will be to identify the information needed to build the roles of domain specialist and DAU. The group will specify the communication channels and tools to be used in the exchange of experiences and knowledge within SND as well as between SND and the DAUs.
This group is so far an SND internal group. Extern members will be recruited later in the project.