NordMAN (Nordic Microdata Access Network) is an initiative that enables researchers to gain 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 are comparable between the Nordic countries.
- Common information (metadata) will facilitate the communication between researchers and the NSIs, 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 also include medical and economic data in the future.
- The project will start from the premise that most of the Nordic NSIs have existing metadata systems 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)76 398 17 55)