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Swedish National Data Service's Strategy for Sharing and Mediating Data

Presenter 1
Iris Alfredsson
Swedish National Data Service
Presenter 2
Carina Carlhed
Malardalen University
Presenter 3
Veronika Marosi
Swedish National Data Service

The main purposes for SND are to mediate information on data bases and other digital material collections for research, to facilitate access to research databases and to serve as a knowledge node for documenting and managing research data and adherent methodologies in several knowledge fields. Thus, a very important task for SND is to strengthen the altruistic reception of the importance of data sharing and open access among researchers. We have identified two key areas which serve as barriers for reaching our goals; legal barriers and possessive barriers. The legal barriers are hinders in Swedish current laws and statues. The possessive barriers are thresholds connected to unconsciousness among researchers. We will present our strategy which is a combination of "top-down" and "bottom-up" activities and some preliminary results from a survey. An example of a "top-down" activity is to influence research financiers to put higher demands on future open access data when completion of studies. Another example is to provide means and support researchers through the whole research process, e.g. with interpretations of different legal aspects of open access. Examples of "bottom-up" activities is to be present in different research contexts and "missionize" the benefits of sharing data.

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