Research data is a valuable resource
Research data represents a major investment in terms of time, money and research skills. An investment that may come several scholars to benefit, in the discipline in which they were originally created or for research in a completely different field. Research data can be valuable almost immediately or after several decades. And the better documented they are, the more value they will have. At SND you can make data visible free of charge by describing them and also submit them for download or dissemination, and long-term preservation.
Describe and deposit data
SND has a web form where you can use to describe the research material. It is possible to save a description and continue at a later time. When you're finished, submit the description, SND then compiles an catalogue record of the information for you to approve. The description is after approval visible nationally and internationally. You can also deposit files to SND using the web form. For larger quantities of materials or if there are other needs, SND can arrange an FTP server for transmission. You can also deposit material and the description on a storage media (eg external hard drive, USB flash drive, DVD or CD) or a cloud service. SND will only accept copies of research material, not originals, and you can always get back the deposited material.
SND accepts both data descriptions and research data, and it is possible to merely describe the research material for visibility in the web catalogue, without depositing the data. Use the web form to describe the material.
What kind of data is accepted at SND?
SND accept digital research material from all fields, provided that we can handle the format. The material must have a huvudman (principal), and depending on the type of research material, there are a number of different file formats SND recommend.
Accessible data at SND
Descriptions of the data sets in SND are organized according to the metadata specification DDI (Data Documentation Initiative), and sustained to ensure long-term preservation and reuse. SND always contact you for any clarifications and guidance regarding your data. Research material held by SND, will be labeled with a permanent identifier, called a DOI, and therefore made visible in DataCite and Web of Science. An agreement regulates who can access the data and under what conditions.