The Research Data Alliance in Norway




Research Data Alliance, Norway, research data management, data sharing, data-driven research, research support, best practice, networking, collaboration


The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is a neutral international network aiming at promoting data sharing and data-driven research. The efforts of RDA are organized in a number of groups, including national nodes, where contributors work together to develop and adopt approaches that foster the uptake of standards and good practice of research data management through all stages of the data lifecycle. Since 2019, Norway has had its national RDA group.

This article gives a short introduction to the Norwegian RDA group. In section 1 we provide some background information about RDA. Section 2 describes the Norwegian RDA group, including its background and organisational structure, as well as past and future activities.


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Author Biographies

Philipp Conzett, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Philipp Conzett is a subject librarian for Nordic and Finnish/Kven Linguistics and Literatures at the University Library, UiT The Arctic University of Norway ( As a member of the library’s research support team, he devotes much of his time to working on Open Science, especially research data management. He is part of the repository management of DataverseNO ( and of the Tromsø Repository of Language and Linguistics (TROLLing; He is a member of several working groups and managing committees related to research data management and Open Science, including European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology (CLARIN), the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries), RDA in Norway, and the RDA Linguistics Data IG. Conzett holds an MA in Nordic Linguistics and is currently doing research on word-formation and grammatical gender in Norwegian.

Trond Kvamme, NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data

Trond Kvamme is a Specialist Adviser at NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data (, where he is a part of the Department for Research Data and Data Protection. He specialises on issues connected to open science, data sharing, long term preservation, data management planning and data protection/privacy.  He also works with standards and certifications related to trusted data and data services, and is involved in the CESSDA (Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives) Trust Group and the EOSC Nordic (European Open Science Cloud) project. He is currently the operative coordinator of the Norwegian RDA node. Kvamme holds a cand.polit. degree from the Department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen.


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How to Cite

Conzett, Philipp, and Trond Kvamme. 2021. “The Research Data Alliance in Norway”. Nordic Perspectives on Open Science 6 (April).