Publishing data via Swedish National Data Service (SND)

Last changed: 02 February 2022
Logo with text: “SND” and “Swedish National Data Service”. Illustration.

Publishing data through the Swedish National Data Service has many advantages, and is supported by Data Management Support and SLU domain specialists.

The SND national data catalogue

Every SLU employee is offered the opportunity to make data available via SND’s national data catalogue hosted by the Swedish National Data Service (SND) consortium. This gives you the opportunity to

  • make data from your project/study available free of charge so that it becomes searchable and accessible in both SND’s data catalogue and international databases as well as search engines,

  • publish a description of data in case that data contains personal information, enabling others to find and order it from SLU’s archives (please contact Data Management Support (DMS) first in that case),

  • meet most publisher and funder requirements regarding data publishing,

  • obtain a persistent identifier (e.g. DOI) for the data you publish so that you as well as others can reference and link to it in a correct manner,

  • link data to your publication,

  • increase the data’s degree of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable),

  • feel assured that the published data is stored safely at SND,
  • get help from DMS with manually reviewing data files and metadata prior to publishing (as part of SLU’s effort to quality assure open data generated at SLU),

  • get help with archiving published data (data also needs to be archived as official documents at SLU).

Before submitting data to the SND catalogue, please read the SND page about how to prepare data.

The SND consortium and network

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 SND data repository and the data discovery service.

More than 30 higher learning institutions and public research institutes are members of the wider 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, Data Management Support (DMS) functions as Data Access Unit and supports researchers in the areas of data management, preservation, and publication. 

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
Ida Taberman

Works with data management and data quality within Data Management Support 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
Ylva Toljander

Biologist and information specialist. Works at the SLU library and Data Management Support 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