Describe and share data
Research data represent a major investment which could be used to a much higher degree than today. And the better documented they are, the more value they will have. With SND you can make your data visible free of charge by describing them and making them accessible in our research data catalogue. We accept data from all disciplines as long as we can manage the format of the data. SND is a trusted digital repository, certified against CoreTrustSeal.
Share data via the SND catalogue
Start using DORIS, the system for describing and sharing data in the SND catalogue. You can start working on a data description, save it, and come back later.
Share Data: Step by Step
It's easy to describe research material and, as a researcher, you have control over the entire process.
Share data in a FAIR manner!
FAIR stands for Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. It is a collection of principles that can be applied to data management to improve accessibility to and facilitate reuse of research data. Here you can learn more about the FAIR principles and how SND work with them.
Is there a fee for describing and sharing data via SND?
No, it's completely free of charge.
Who can share data via SND?
Data can be described and shared by anyone who represents a research principal, i.e., a public authority or a natural or legal person responsible for the research conducted in their remit. It is usually researchers employed at a higher education institution who take the initiative to and handle the data description and submission. The researcher does this as a representative for their principal.
Does SND assume ownership of data that are made accessible in the research data catalogue?
No, the research principal always retains full ownership of data that are described and made accessible via SND. The research principle is the governmental authority or a natural or legal person responsible for the research conducted in their remit.
How are research data that are made accessible with SND reused?
Data from the SND catalogue are often reused for further research, but are also used for teaching purposes, e.g., in student essays or theses on bachelor or master level.