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.