Support and tools in the work on open access to research data

Open access to research data means that research data are published freely available on the internet. This page gathers together support and tools for those who are working with open access in various ways.

Do you want to learn more?

The Swedish Research Council has produced a handbook that can be used by all who are involved in issues relating to open access to research data, or who are interested in learning more. The handbook is primarily aimed at researchers, support functions for data management at higher education institutions, infrastructures, and research funding bodies.

Learn more about open access to research data – a handbook (in Swedish)




  1. Open access to scientific publications

    The Swedish Research Council is driving the development towards open access to scientific publications together with other research funding bodies within and outside Sweden. One of the ways we do this is to establish guidelines for publication with o...

  2. Indicators for measuring and following up

    The Swedish Research Council has produced indicators that can be used to follow up and measure the effects of the work on the transition to open access to research data. They can also be used to identify areas where extra efforts are needed.

  3. Making research data accessible and FAIR

    Open access is created within the framework of applicable legislation. To determine whether data are suitable for making accessible, you need to consider several factors. The Swedish Research Council recommends that the research data produced through...