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.


Once you are logged in you can start using DORIS, SND’s system for describing data.
You can start working on a data description, save, and come back later. You will create an account on your first login.



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 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 data published in the research data catalogue?
No, the research principal always retains full ownership of the data that are described and made accessible via SND.

How is data material ordered from SND used?
Research data from the SND 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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