EDDI Conference System, EDDI16 – 8th Annual European DDI User Conference

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An Infrastructure for Stimulating Researchers to Deposit Data
Johan Fihn

Last modified: 2016-09-27


Swedish National Data Service (SND) has during 2016 run a national pilot project with the purpose of looking at possibilities to establish a national infrastructure with the purpose of making research data more accessible. The project introduces the collaboration between SND, university archives and university libraries, where SND works as a back office knowledge center and university librarians functioning as a front office towards researchers.

An online form for general descriptions of research data has been developed where researchers, with the help of university librarians, describe their data. The metadata produced is described in DDI and will be packaged with all data when it’s archived as well as being the basis of a potential national search portal for research data produced at Swedish universities.