Completing the Project

When the project is nearing completion, you need to decide how your data is to be managed in the future.

  • Are there any specific requirements from funders or other parties, as to how data should be made available or archived? How will you go about meeting these requirements?
  • According to Swedish law, research data must be archived: Information about archiving research data.
  • If you want to make your data accessible, there are many different services available.  
  • If your data contains personal data, it must be de-identified before it is made available.
  • A prerequisite for making data usable after having been made available or archived, is that it is organised and described in a systematic way.
  • When archiving or making data available for reuse, it needs to be saved in persistent formats. Sometimes, the same data may need to be made available in several formats.
  • If the project has resulted in, for example, a public database or web publication, it should be saved in an additional format. This action ensures the possibilites of long-term preservation when the project is finished. Contact the library if you wish to discuss how to go about this in the best way.

Archiving at Lund University

The Staff pages about Archiving at Lund University.

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