This information is factual only and not to be considered legal advice. Contact the university legal advisors at the Vice-Chancellor's office if legal advice is needed.
Find specialised information in different fields of research data management.
Setting up a data management plan
Whichever phase of the project you are in, it is important to have a carefully prepared data management plan.
Level of accessibility
Open or "just" available? How accessible must the project research data be?
Organising data during an ongoing project
How to organise research data during an ongoing project - on a project level and on a data level.
Storage, catalogue, repository and archives
The terms storage, catalogue, repository and archives are central in research data management.
Information on metadata, metadata standards and related topics.
The Swedish research data infrastructure
In Sweden, there is an ongoing process of developing national solutions to make research data accessible.
Open data and the EU
The European Union, through the EU-commission, is working actively to promote open research.
Research data should be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.
For resources and information about information security, information classification, legal status of research data, personal data processing, GDPR and legal counselling, we recommend contacting the university legal officers, the archive and IT specialists.
ICT Services and System Development
Contact them regarding finding good and secure IT resources to process and store data during and after a research project.
Information security (Aurora)
More about safe behaviour regarding online information can be found on this page.
Archiving research material (in English on Aurora)
Also see the documents “Arkivhandbok för forskningsmaterial" (Archiving handbook for research data) and "Dokumenthanteringsplan - Bedriva forskning” (found on the Swedish page).
Legal Affairs Office
Find contact details for the legal officer and the archive.
Resources and guides on research data management provided by sources outside Umeå university.
Swedish National Data Service collaborates with some 30 higher education institutions and public research institutes in order to provide researchers with a coordinated and quality assured system for finding, describing, and disseminating research data, nationally as well as internationally.
A guide to help social science researchers make their research data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.
Data management resources for the biomolecular sciences.
The purpose of the European portal for research data on Covid-19 is to facilitate and accelerate the research about the virus. It is possible both to retrieve data from the portal and contribute data to the portal.
This service is part of an effort to create a European data platform for research data on Covid-19, with support from the European Commission.
Connected information for Swedish researchers can be found on Covid-19 Data portal Sweden.
Information, guidelines, tools and services to support researchers in making use of Swedish and European infrastructures for research data sharing - especially Covid-19 Data portal (Europe). It is possible both to retrieve data from the portal and to submit data to the portal.
The Swedish portal is operated by SciLifeLab Data Centre and partners, with support from the Swedish Research Council. The Swedish National Data Service (SND) also support the portal.
List of repositories and best practice advices on data management and the FAIR principles.