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: 

Read more:

The Norwegian Research Council research data policy (in Norwegian)

Horizon 2020 guidelines on data management

More information:

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. In Norway NSD and Uninett are two important providers of research data services. Some projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council, are required to archive their data with NSD.

There are also many international alternatives. The webpage re3data.org is the largest and most comprehensive registry of data repositories available on the web.

You can also archive and make available data in UiBs institutional repository, BORA. Read more.

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).