Where to archive your research data

The contents of your research data and the way in which it has been treated will determine where it can be archived.

Before you choose an archive you need to consider whether your data contains:


-Personal information, including sensitive details about individuals

-Industrial secrets, including patented information


Research data containing personal information of any type cannot be published in the USN Research Data Archive without being pseudonymized first. Pseudonymizing includes anonymizing and the removal of other information, which makes it impossible to trace the data to an individual.  


If you need to archive sensitive data, USN has internal servers which are used for archiving and accessing this sort of data. For more information please contact our IT-department.   


Where to archive:


USN Research Data Archive

USN Research Data Archive is the institutional research data archive at USN and is provided by Figshare. Researchers at USN are initially awarded 10GB of storage space for your own use; please contact us through the Figshare link if you need more. You can read more about technical possibilities and correlations on how to use the USN Research Data Archive on the information pages.

Services for sensitive data (TSD)

TSD is used to collect, store and analyze sensitive research data in compliance with the Norwegian regulations regarding individuals' privacy. It provides a virtual working space for researchers and is primarily an IT-platform for research, and is used for both clinical and commercial research. TSD is developed and operated by UiO.

NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data

NSD is one of the largest archives for research data of its kind and provides data to researchers and students in Norway and abroad. Additionally NSD is a resource centre, which assists researchers regarding data gathering, analysis, and issues of methodology, privacy and research ethics.