Sikt – Norwegian Agency for Shared Services in Education and Research

Sikt – the Norwegian Agency for Shared Services in Education and Research was established on 1. January 2022 through a merger between NSD (Norwegian Center for Research Data AS), Uninett AS and Unit – the Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education & Research.

Sikt is a public administrative body under the Ministry of Education and Research. In collaboration with our users, we offer a common infrastructure for knowledge and research.

The principal objective for Sikt is to facilitate services and develop new technology to improve the quality of research and ensure access to knowledge.

Sikt collects, processes, prepares, archives and disseminates data to the research community nationally as well as internationally, with the overall aim to make data available as open as possible.

Sikt also guides researchers and students regarding data acquisition and processing, analysis, privacy protection and research ethics.

NSD, that from January 2022 is part of Sikt, has been a member of the ISSP since 1989, and is a former ISSP secretary. Sikt is also a member of RDA, ICPSR, the DDI Alliance, and the Core Scientific team of the European Social Survey. Sikt is also Norway’s Service Provider to CESSDA.