Norwegian Centre for Research Data

The Norwegian Centre for Research Data (Norwegian: Norsk senter for forskningsdata) (NSD) is a Norwegian government-owned company responsible for managing data for the research community of Norway. Until 1 March 2016 it was known as Norwegian Social Science Data Services.[1]

The agency is owned by the Ministry of Education and Research, had 90 employees in 2015 and is based in Bergen. It is one of the world's largest archives for research data.[2]

Established in 1971, it was part of the Research Council of Norway until 2003 when it became a limited company owned by the ministry.[3]

NSD operates the Norwegian Scientific Index and the European database ERIH PLUS.[4]


  1. ^ "NSD har fått nytt navn". (in Norwegian). 2016-03-01. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  2. ^ Grethe Tidemann, "Nytt register skal kvalitetssikre europeiske, vitenskapelige publikasjoner" [New index shall ensure the quality of European academic publications], Uniforum, 29 May 2015
  3. ^ "Norsk Samfunnsvitenskapelige datatjeneste AS" (in Norwegian). Ministry of Trade and Industry. 2006. Archived from the original on 29 November 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
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