Sikt - Norwegian Agency for Shared Services in Education and Research
Sikt ensures that everyone working with education and research has access to safe, stable and coherent services. The principal objective for Sikt is to facilitate services and develop new technology, to improve the quality of research and ensure access to knowledge.
What do we do?
Sikt develops and delivers services that renew, simplify and improve the way our users and customers in education and reserach carry out their work.
We do this, amongst other things, by:
- Developing and aquiring digital services
- Offering a digital foundation for the knowledge sector in Norway
- Giving advice on data protection and information security
- Archiving and disseminating data for research
- Providing digital tools for teaching and educational administration
- Negotiating and entering into agreements for library services and publishing
Who are we?
Sikt – 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.
We are a public administrative body under the Ministry of Education and Research, with approx. 370 employees. Our main office is in Trondheim, with offices also in Bergen and Oslo.
Sigma 2 is a subsidiary of Sikt. Sigma 2 has strategic responsibility for, and operates, the national e-infrastructure for computer science in Norway. They provide services within HPC (High Performance Computing) and storage of research data for reserachers and research institutions. They are located with Sikt in Trondheim.
Management and organisation
Roar Olsen is the Director General of Sikt.
Divisions and departments
Sikt is organised in three departments and three divisions:
The Data and Infrastructure Division
Director, Tom Are Røtting
The Education and Administration Division
Director, Terje Mørland
The Research and Knowledge Resources Division
Director, Vigdis Kvalheim
The Organisational Development Department
Director, Helga Johnsen Meisfjord
The Corporate Governance Department
Director, Tor Magne Stinussen
The Customer and Communication Department
Director, Anders H. Reitan