About the NORDMAN project

 

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NordMAN (Nordic Microdata Access Network) is an initiative to help researchers get access to Nordic microdata. The NordMAN project is in a testing and developing phase but every effort is being made to assist applicants and meet their needs and to built a metadata storage for Nordic research data.

The project´s main objectives are to implement common procedures, administrative processes, security rules  and
to provide trustworthy information on whether the relevant data exist and if the data is comparable between the Nordic countries.

Country representatives attending a meeting of work package 2 in Reykjavik, Iceland
Country representatives attending a meeting of work package 2 in Reykjavik, Iceland

Project baseline

  • Common information (metadata) will facilitate the communication between researchers and the NSI’s, for example with regards to the application process for microdata access.
  • The project will focus on social data but the project’s results could later serve as a good example that can be expanded to include also medical and economic data in the future.
  • The project will start from the premise that most of the Nordic NSI´s have existing metadata system and remote access systems. All solutions will be developed with that in mind to avoid extensive development or adaptation.

Country representatives from:

Denmark: Ivan Thaulow

Finland: Marianne Johnson

Greenland: Lars Pedersen

Iceland: Anton Örn Karlsson

Norway: Elisabetta Vassenden

Sweden: C-G Hjelm (+46 (0)706 17 63 42)