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Research data

The University Library's Work with Research Data

Research data are in popular demand, and funding bodies and others are placing more and higher demands on researchers to make their data available.

The topic of open science and open data is discussed in many different contexts at Lund University and other national, EU, and global stakeholders. 

Projects that have been granted funding from Horizon 2020 must have a research data management plan as of 2017, which assumes that publications and research data are made openly available. Researchers are also urged to make research data FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable. This means that research data is managed to make them easy to find, access, paired with other datasets and reused. Even those who do not want to publish their data can benefit from managing their research data in a good way.

Read more about the FAIR Principles

Research data management at Lund University

Good research data management and making data accessible will become a natural part of researchers' work. The activities at the University Library aims at developing services for research data management. We have a local, national and international network of stakeholders working with research data, including libraries, archives, data centers, research infrastructures, and other national infrastructures.

We have experience in data management modeling within an infrastructure, assessing reliable data and archiving, traceability, and referencing of research data and metadata to promote interoperability and make data easier to find and interaction design and content strategy.

Support and consulting

Lund University library can answer questions and take assignments regarding the management of research data. We help with advice on specific issues and provide presentations and seminars to different groups. Don't hesitate to get in touch for more information.

Current assignments at the University Library

For some time now, the university library has been commissioned as an information specialist in the ICOS carbon portal data port, which collects and distributes greenhouse gas data from observation stations across Europe.

Visit ICOS Carbon Portal

Lund university has been part of SND's consortium since 2018. The university library is working to establish services and coordinate support for, among other things, the description and publication of research data. F

Read more on the webpage about the SND Consortium


For questions, please contact

publicera [at] lub [dot] lu [dot] se