University of Bergen Library

Research data

The University Library offers guidance on various aspects of research data planning and management.

Most major research funders require projects to archive and make available research data. Many publishers also require authors to make the data underlying the findings described in their publications available.

Data management plan

The Norwegian Research Council and Horizon 2020 require projects to submit a data management plan (DMP). A DMP describes how data will be collected, processed and made available during the lifetime of the project and after the project has ended. A DMP should also describe how sensitive data are managed.

There are several different tools for creating data management plans. By using these tools you have the opportunity to create DMPs in accordance with requirements from different research funders. You can also share the DMP and others can edit it. Examples of tools are: 

The advantage of NSD is that you get advice on chat or email and the tool is integrated with Cristin, thus you avoid double registration. DMPonline and DMPTool provides examples of public data management plans. 

More information:
The Norwegian Research Council research data policy
Horizon 2020 guidelines on data management
Ten Simple Rules for Creating a Good Data Management Plan
Example DMPs and guidance
Horizon 2020 DMP Compliance rubric

Research data archiving

Many data archives fulfil the requirements from funders. Researchers at UiB can archive data in UiB Open Research Data.

It is also possible to store your date outside UiB. Some projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council, are required to archive their data with NSD. There are also many international subject specific archives. The webpage re3data.org is the largest and most comprehensive registry of data repositories available on the web.

Sensitive personal data

Projects that collects personal data must consider if the project should notify NSD. Read more.

The IT-department at UiB has a service for secure storage and access to sensitive data, SAFE (Information in Norwegian).