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Research data management

Here you can find information about some of the support you as a researcher have access to regarding requirements and guidelines for management of research data. You can also find information on data management plans, storage and sharing research data.

Requirements and guidelines

There are Swedish laws and regulations that affect you as a researcher when managing your research data.

If you handle research data with personal data, special legislation applies. You must also register the processing of personal data in a special register at LU, called PULU.

Find out more about the processing of personal data at LU and login to PULU

Research carried out on humans or animals may entail that you as a researcher must apply for an ethical permit in accordance with regulations for ethical review.

Read more about research ethics and animal testing ethics

The research at a university is a public authority activity. The documents produced in research belong to the University.

The university is subject to The Swedish National Archives Regulation on preservation and disposal, which stipulates how archiving of research data is to be performed.

Read more about how to handle and archive research documents at LU

There is a lot of information and data within the University that needs to be protected and managed in a safe way. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has a task to develop and manage information security efforts within the university, e.g. setting requirements, coordinating, supporting, training, and monitoring compliance.

Read more on information security at Lund University

Many research funders also have demands regarding management of research data, for example on sharing data and data management plans. Read more on the funders’ respective webpages to find up-to-date information for your specific project.

Data management plans

A data management plan (DMP) is a document providing a framework for how your data material will be handled during and after a research project. DMP Roadmap, Lund University's tool for data management plans, helps you create and update your data management plan.

Log into DMP Roadmap

For support on DMP Roadmap and data management plans, contact your faculty library.

Sharing research data

There are many platforms and services where you as a researcher can make your research data available, both general (like Swedish National Data Service, SND or Zenodo) and subject specific (which you can find via for example r3data or OSF). Publishers and journals sometimes provide services for making research data available. Even if data cannot be openly shared, you can still publish a description of your research data to make it searchable and visible – FAIR.

Swedish National Data Service (SND)


re3data (Registry of Research Data Repositories) 


For questions regarding legal aspects for making research data available, contact your faculty library for further help.

For questions regarding research ethics, contact your faculty library. You can also contact Lund University’s experts or your faculty’s ethics council.

Research ethics and animal testing ethics on Lund University Staff Pages

Storage of research data

For guidance on technical solutions for data storage, contact your faculty library, or you can contact LDC or your faculty’s local IT unit.

Information about storage solutions at Lund University

Information about information security on Lund University Staff Pages

Need help?

Contact your library:

Economics and Management Library (LUSEM Library)

Libraries of the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Library of Science

LTH Library

Library of the Faculty of Law

Medical Faculty Library

Social Sciences Faculty Library

University Library

Servicedesk, e-mail:
servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se (servicedesk[at]lu[dot]se)

Telephone: 046-222 90 00
(Monday-Friday 8:00-17:00)

Web form Servicedesk:

Domain specialists, researchers with national assignments to provide advice on research data in their respective subjects, can give support and answer questions.

You find more information on SND's website