Monday 25 November the Swedish National Data Service (SND) organizes the workshop "Forskningsmaterial – en framtidsfråga” in Gothenburg. Discussions (in Swedish) will focus on issues of privacy, ownership and reuse of research material.
The main purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers and experts in order to exchange knowledge on good data management and its importance for both current and future research.
– In a situation where reuse of research data is increasingly emphasized, for instance from legislators and funding agencies, we of course must recognize and discuss scientists' concerns, says Stefan Ekman, SND's research coordinator in the humanities.
He believes it is extremely important that a service organization such as SND is responsive to researchers' views.
– We are therefore very pleased to extend our ongoing dialogue with the researchers by organizing regular national workshops with a focus on the reuse and management of research data, he says.
The event on November 25 is the starting point for the work of the subject matter groups (“ämnesgrupperna”) which has been formed within SND during the year. The idea of the groups is that they should represent researchers in SND's areas of responsibility (social sciences, humanities, and medicine and health). The researchers included in each group will, among other things, provide expertise and advice when SND are planning their activities. Each group meets at least twice a year and reports regularly to the SND board.
The Humanities group includes research coordinator Stefan Ekman, SND, Lars Borin, professor at the Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg and SND board member and Anne-Marie Leander Touati, professor at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University.
The Social Sciences group includes research coordinator Mattias Persson, SND, Stefan Svallfors, professor at the Department of Sociology, Umeå University and SND board member and Jan Teorell, Professor of Political Science, Lund University.
The group of Medicine & Health includes research coordinator Elisabeth Strandhagen, SND, Nancy Pedersen, professor at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet and SND board member and Jonas Ludvigsson, professor at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet.