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When you approve the description of your data, it will be published in SND's web catalogue. The catalogue post will include other relevant documents, such as questionnaires, codebook (including margin lists) and publications that refer to the material and those that are reported to us.

Data deposited at SND is either be available to order or download via SND’s catalogue, according to the terms specified in the agreement. Research data at SND also becomes searchable in the CESSDA Portal, a common directory for many European data archives. When submitted data is provided with a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), a persistent identifier, the material also becomes visible via DataCite and Web of Science.

Research data at SND are often reused for further research or for teaching purposes. Researchers who use others’ data for their own research should always cite the person who produced the material in the same way as they would refer to other people's publications, and they are asked to notify SND about publications using data retrieved from us. It is good practice to only use data for the purpose stated at the time of ordering, and not to pass on them on to other people.

At SND, deposited data can be made available either directly or by order:

  • Direct access to data means that the material can be downloaded either directly via SND's web catalogue (without registration), or after registration via SND Analysis Online.
  • Access by order means that users fill in SND’s online order form before they can access the material. You as a researcher can then get statistics on how many orders have been made, and choose if you should be contacted for permission before data is disseminated. In that case, you may choose whether to be contacted regarding each order, or only on specified occasions. You may also specify that the user signs a form with conditions of use before your data is released.