26 Oct


Webinar: The principle of public access to official documents – can anyone ask for your research material?

Welcome to the second part of a webinar series on good data management. Learn more about the principle of public access and who can access data as well as other research material.

The Swedish constitution states that the public has the right to transparancy and access to information (i.e., official documents) from the state and public agencies (offentlighetsprincipen). Not all researchers are aware that working at a Swedish university means they have the same legal and ethical responsibilities as employees at other public agencies and institutions.

In this webinar, you will learn more about these responsibilities, not least in your everyday work within science (such as that you are supposed to retain files and documents and keep them organised). We will explain what official documents (allmänna handlingar) are, whether they always have to be made available to the public, and how you should manage the documents that your research generates. There will also be time for discussion.

Speakers: Patrik Spånning Westerlund and Maria Sjölund (SLU Archive), Henrik Leffler and Simon Åkerblom (SLU Legal affairs) and Hanna Östholm (Data Management Support).

Recording and documentation.

SLU webinar series: ”Zoom in on research data management”

This autumn, SLU employees are invited to a webinar series about good research data management practices. Take the opportunity to hear about the following topics:

  • Data management as part of open science, FAIR data and good research practice – an introduction (28 September 10.00-11.30)
  • The principle of public access to official documents – can anyone ask for your research material? (26 October 10.00-11.30)
  • Research data and Swedish law, GDPR and immaterial rights (16 November 10.00-11.30)
  • Kom igång med din datahanteringsplan (6 December 10.00-11.30)
  • Get started with your data management plan (7 December 10.00-11.30)

More information and recordings and documentation from previous webinars.

The series is arranged by Data Management Support (DMS) together with SLU archivists and legal counsel. DMS is a unit at the SLU University library that assists SLU staff and students with managing scientific data.


Time: 2022-10-26 10:00 - 11:30
City: Zoom

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