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Supporting EOSC
Co-funded by the European Union
Co-funded by UKRI

Swedish National Data Service (SND)

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Establishment year
SND has far reaching foundations, stretching back before its current iteration which began in 2008. It began as a repository for Social Sciences data in 1981 under the name Swedish Social Science Data Service, before incorporating data from humanities and health sciences in 2008 – henceforth to be known as Swedish National Data Service. In 2016, environmental and climate data was incorporated to the repository, and from 2018, SND accepts data from all disciplines.
Skills4EOSC CC Entry since
Organization/unit structure, e.g.
The Swedish National Data Service (SND) has a primary function to support the accessibility, preservation, and reuse of research data and related materials. Together with a network of around 40 universities and public research institutes, a national infrastructure for research data is formed. SND is run by a consortium of 9 universities. SND is primarily funded by the Swedish Research Council and the consortium universities. The University of Gothenburg is the host university of SND, and the SND headquarters is located in Gothenburg.
  • Legal and ethical
  • Research data management
  • FAIR principles
  • Data management plans
  • Open Access
  • Domain and sector specific
  • PID policies
  • Metadata standards
  • IT and infrastructure
  • Trusted Digital Repositories
  • Training and outreach
Individuals and Institutions/Organizations
The consortium consists of University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Lund University, Stockholm University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå University, and Uppsala University. Not only do the consortium universities contribute with expertise in the form of so-called domain specialists, who are experts in various scientific disciplines or in fields relating to different aspects of research data, but they also work together to develop tools and methods to facilitate researchers in sharing and reusing data and support open access to research data in a broader sense. They serve as a bridge between groups of researchers and the research community at large on the one hand, and between the data repository and the local units for research data support, on the other hand
Services offered
  • National support on the road to open science
  • National research data catalogue
  • Development of tools and services
  • Training and information
  • Collaborations and networks
Guides to good research data management, SND Zenodo community
Operational Tools
DORIS (Data Organisation and Information System), SND catalogue
Is part of EOSC ecosystem?
As a Service provider for research in EOSC-A, the University of Gothenburg’s membership status is shared with SND