Swedish National Data Service
The Swedish National Data Service (SND) is 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. SND also provides support and guidance to researchers throughout the whole research process.
An important part of SND’s mission is to gain a very good overview of existing research databases and to endeavour to gain full knowledge of future databases. Our main task is to take stock of databases relevant to research as well as support archiving, usage and re-usage of databases and related research materials on a national level within SND’s fields of responsibility.
SND is the Swedish node in an international network of data archives. This network is an important part of the research infrastructure and helps SND to present Swedish research outside of Sweden. Presently SND holds the CESSDA presidency and coordinates the DASISH project. SND’s involvement in DataCite Consortium ensures that we take part in activities addressing global issues concerning research data.