Support for Establishment of National/Regional
Social Sciences Data Archives

University of Gothenburg, Swedish National Data Service

The Swedish National Data Service was established 1st January 2008 by the Swedish Research Council. The organisation is managed by the University of Gothenburg and is financied by the Swedish Research Council and the University of Gothenburg. The Swedish Research Council's Database Infrastructure Committee (DISC) has appointed SND as a national resource for the coordination of existing and newly established databases within the social sciences, humanities and health sciences. SND offers support to Swedish research by facilitating researchers access to data within and outside of Sweden as well as offer support for research during the whole research process. SND presents Swedish research outside of Sweden. SND works actively for cross discipline collaboration as well as developing and broadening participation in national and international networks within the discipline areas. In the endeavours to gain a complete overview of future databases, SND cooperates with the concerned research councils and statistic producing bodies. SND aims to provide possibilities for cooperation and support for researchers in their research projects, thus creating the potential to invest in important strategic areas, such as specific technical development and the investigation of legal approaches to problems. Main tasks in SERSCIDA: Work package Lead WP2 and Task Lead T1.3 and T2.1

SND is active in numerous national and international projects. SND is also member of
CESSDA and has participated in CESSDA-PPP project as one of the partners.

Hans Jörgen MARKER is director of SND and also President of CESSDA. Hans Jörgen has extensive experience in the field, having worked at the Danish Data Archive (DDA) for 25 years. He is very interested in the international data archive cooperation and is a chairman for DDI alliance's expert committee. He conducts research within the Danish national census as well as Danish prices and salaries before 1660.





Mattias Persson
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SE 405 30 Gothenburg

Tel. +46 31 786 6910

Open Access

'Open Access' refers to the practice of granting free Internet access to research publications and data. As all research and innovation builds on earlier achievements, an efficient system for broad dissemination of and access to research publications and raw data can accelerate scientific progress. The OECD Declaration of 2008 states "that open access to, and unrestricted use of data promotes scientific progress and facilitates the training of researchers," as well as maximizing "the value derived from public investments in data collection efforts." SERSCIDA will address the need for improved and open access to and dissemination of primary data collected through research in social sciences while at the same time trying to support reinforcement of the existing national strategies and structures, and to contribute to development of new ones.