Archiving and publishing research data are two sides of the same coin. Both sides depend on controlling the flow of information and quality assurance early on in the process. Both processes – archiving and publishing – have specific requirements. This page describes how SLU is responsible for archiving research data.
Archiving means putting data through a quality assurance process in accordance with national and international standards, and handling them according to the rules for managing official documents in accordance with the principle of public access to official documents. Managing research data according to these norms contributes to meeting the FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable).
Research data or other research materials produced at public universities are generally viewed as official documents. This means that they have to be released upon request, unless there are secrecy reasons in accordance with the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (2009:400).