We ensure that data about people and society can be collected, stored and shared, both safely and legally, today and in the future.




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Learn about data protection

Find out if your research project will process personal data and fill out NSDs notification form.

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Archiving data

NSD receives and archives data about people and society to make them available for sharing and reuse in research.

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Find data

Dive into our rich archive of analysis-ready data about people and society.

Roar Olsen blir direktør for Sikt. (Foto: Mattis Daae)

NSD is reorganising to become Sikt

NSD has merged with Uninett AS and The Direcorate for ICT and joint services in higher education and research from 1 January 2022, to form the Norwegian Agency for Shared Services in Education and Research (Sikt). The new organisation will be established from 1 January 2022.

Read more about the reorganisation
Stein Rokkan. Foto: Bergens Tidende (BT)

NSD – 50 years of delivering data to research

2021 marked 50 years since NSD was established. Read about NSD's history and the ideas from the founding father, Stein Rokkan, that reseach data is a collective good, that should be shared.

Read about the origins and history of NSD