Responsible unit: Stockholm University Library

Contact: Wilhelm Widmark

Rules for research data management

At Stockholm University, the general rule is that research that is fully or partially funded by public means should be publicly accessible as far as possible. Research data should be managed in such a way that they are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.

Good research practice should be observed, and research data should be organised and managed in accordance with applicable regulations and the University’s guidelines. The international FAIR Data Principles,[1] according to which research data should be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable, should be complied with.

All research data should be stored according to the University’s recommendations over the course of the project, and on the appropriate platforms after the completion of the project. Supervisors are responsible for informing students and doctoral students of the University’s research data management practices and the available research support services.

A data management plan should be documented in accordance with the University’s recommendations or the requirements of specific research funding bodies. A data management plan should contain a description of the collection method, management, storage plan, data description, publication of material and data, what resources and systems are required, as well as the legal restrictions on publishing and using the material.

There should be a contact person for general questions about research data management at the department.

Compliance with the instructions regarding the management and preservation of data in a research project should be followed up.


[1] FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable [Retrieved 2017-10-06]