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The Swedish Research Councils and Formas requirements on data management plans

Researchers who receive funding from either the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) or Formas are obliged to create data management plans for their research project or program. Örebro University has to control and ensure that the research complies with this.

For researchers within the School of Medical Sciences, there is an institutional support page Support for research data management.

The Swedish Research Council together with the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions (Sveriges universitets- och högskoleförbund), have revised and translated a version of Science Europe's Practical Guide to the International Alignment of Research Data Management. FORMAS has also chosen to follow and refer to Science Europe's requirements as a good starting point for a data management plan. These research funders give some brief advice on their websites, The Swedish Research Council webpage Data Management Plan and Formas webbpage Good to know before you apply.

The Data Management Plan could be viewed as a dynamic document updated during the research project. It should be registered in Public 360, the university’s document and administrative process management system, together with other documents of the project. Örebro University is obliged to control that the Data Management Plan exists for those projects receiving funding from the Swedish Research Council. Inform the university’s Coordinator for Open Science that it has been registered in Public 360 at This is an email address.

The Data Management Plan template exists in both Swedish and English versions, one version without any comments and one with comments from Practical Guide to the International Alignment of Research Data Management and Swedish National Data Service's (SND) ”Checklist for Data Management Plan”.

If you have questions or would like support to create the Data Management Plan, please contact:

Mattias Persson

Title: Open Science Coordinator School/office: University Library

Profile page: Mattias Persson


Phone: +46 19 303375

Room: U2126

Mattias Persson