May 26, 2022

Sweden: Report on National Pilot Study of Open Research Data

A guest post on the always informative and interesting libfocus blog shares details about a national open research data pilot underway in Sweden.

From the libfocus Guest Post by Ulf-Göran Nilsson and Stefan Carlstein, Librarians at Jönköping University Library:

Jonköping University Library and two research groups at Jönköping University, CHILD (Children, Health, Intervention, Learning and Development) and Computer Science and Informatics, are currently participating in a national pilot study of open research data.


The pilot project is focusing on the most important parts in research data management: Working with various types of research data and file formats, development of forms for metadata management, metadata profiles and metadata standards, valuation of the metadata required for data to be useful for secondary research, design of data management plans, analyzing tools and methods to document data, development of procedures and responsibilities for the archiving of research documents and finally reviewing the basic legal aspects that affect the handling of research data.

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