SND – The Swedish National Data Service

Last changed: 29 October 2020

The Swedish National Data Service (SND) is a national collaboration to support the accessibility, preservation, and re-use of research data and related materials. The SND research data catalogue can be used for publication of research data in any subject area or for the discovery and re-use of published datasets.

The SND Consortium

SND is run by a consortium consisting of nine universities: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Lund University, Stockholm University, Umeå University, Uppsala University, Chalmers, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, which is the host university of SND. The research infrastructure is funded primarily by the Swedish Research Council and the consortium members. The consortium makes all strategic decisions regarding the work conducted by SND and is responsible for the technical solutions for the data repository and the data discovery service.

The SND Network

More than 30 higher learning institutions and public research institutes are members of the SND network, striving to create a national infrastructure for open access to research data. The SND network members are committed to establishing local support functions for research data, so called Data Access Units. At SLU, the Data Curation Unit (DCU) functions as Data Access Unit and supports researchers in the areas of data management, preservation, and publication. 

The SND Research Data Catalogue and Repository

Research data can be described in the research data catalogue and made available through the SND website. Data descriptions submitted to the SND data catalogue by researchers at SLU, undergo quality review by the staff at DCU prior to publication. The SND repository is CoreTrustSeal certified and data are published under the principle “as open as possible, as closed as necessary”. SND is a member of DataCite and provides published datasets with DOI (persistent identifier). Datasets can be discovered in the SND research data catalogue as well as through other web search services, e.g. Web of Science. 

Read more about describing and publishing research data via SND

Domain Specialists

The seven consortium universities contribute expertise through so-called domain specialists with experience and knowledge from different research fields and research data management. The domain specialists function as a bridge between groups of researchers and the research community at large, and between the data repository and the local units for research data support. SLU contributes expertise in climate- and environmental data to SND.

Domain Specialists in Climate- and Environmental Data at SLU

The domain specialists at SLU monitor the research data development in the climate- and environmental domain. They advise on domain specific matters such as controlled vocabularies and metadata standards and are involved in information and education initiatives. They also participate in national and international collaborations, and work towards an increased understanding, use, and publication of open research data.  

Ida Taberman
Domain Specialist, Climate and Environment

Works with data management and data quality within Data Curation Unit and The Unit for Data Management Guidance and Development. Background in environmental databases and coordination of terrestrial and limnological field research infrastructures. 

Ida Taberman, business developer
SLU library, +46 90 786 8216

Ylva Toljander
Domain Specialist, Climate and Environment 

Biologist and information specialist. Works at the SLU library and Data Curation Unit with research support, including support regarding research data management and publication. Has previously worked in the fields of microbial ecology and biodiversity research, as well as with curation and publication of meteorological and oceanographical monitoring data.

Ylva Toljander, librarian
SLU library, +4672 227 09 48

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