We have collected a number of guidelines for managing various data types.
(This page will be updated as we produce and translate more guides.)


Guides to Best Practice

Our guides to best practice are based on materials from Archaeology Data Service, but adapted and expanded in order to accomodate other research fields than archaeology. They will give you an overview of suitable file formats and other things to bear in mind when you work with different types of data.

Data Management Plan Checklist

SND have compiled a checklist for working with data management Checklistplans, and what those plans should contain. The checklist is based on resources from the British UKDA (UK Data Archive) and DCC (Digital Curation Centre), and American ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research). More  information about data management plans can be found (in Swedish) on the page Datahanteringsplan

Read the checklist in PDF format:

Checklista för datahanteringsplan (Swedish)

Checklist for Data Management Plan (English)

You can also download the checklist in editable text format (.docx and .rtf).

File formats

SND has evaluated a number of formats that we consider suitable for the management, long-term preservation, and accessibility of research data. These may change over time due to technical developments.

Recommended file formats