Norwegian Agency for Shared Services in Education and Research Data (Sikt)
About Sikt - Norwegian Agency for Shared Services in Education and Research
Sikt – Norwegian Agency for Shared Services in Education and Research develop, facilitate, and offer services, technology, systems and advice to all enterprises engaged in research, education and dissemination. The aim is to turn ideas into solutions and create secure, stable, and comprehensive services that create added value and improve the lives of employees and students in the Norwegian knowledge sector. Sikt is the result of a merger between NSD (Norwegian Centre for Research Data), Uninett AS and Unit – the Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research. The agency, which is organised as a public administrative body, has around 370 employees. Its head office is in Trondheim, with branches in Bergen and Oslo.
Sikt & RDA:
Data as a common good that should be shared is the very idea on which Sikt is based. The principle of open access, equitable treatment and sharing of research data governs all of Sikt’s activities. Sikt catalogues, processes and disseminates data to research communities in Norway and abroad, and it develops technological tools and solutions. Sikt is a national center of expertise on Data Protection and Research Data Management. As a key player in the development of Nordic, European and international research infrastructure Sikt will both contribute to and benefit from the work of the RDA through our involvement as an organizational member.