Describe and share data

Research data represent a major investment that may benefit other scholars than the original creator. 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, if you wish, submitting them for dissemination and long-term preservation. SND is a trusted digital repository, certified against CoreTrustSeal.


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Is there a fee for describing and depositing data with SND?
No, it is completely free of charge.

Who can deposit data with SND?
Data can be deposited by anyone who represents a research principal, i.e. a governmental authority or a natural or legal person responsible for the research conducted in their remit. It is normally researchers employed in a university or higher learning institution who take the initiative for and manage the data deposit. The researcher then acts as a representative for their principal.

Does SND assume ownership to deposited data?
No, the research principal always retains full ownership of the data that are described and deposited with SND.

How is data material ordered from SND used? Research data from SND’s catalogue are often re-used for further research or for teaching purposes, e.g. in student essays or theses on bachelor or master level.

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