Scandinavian Runic-text Database

Copyright notice

The Scandinavian Runic-text Database is copyrighted, but is made available under the Open Database License. Any rights in individual contents of the database are licensed under the Database Contents License.

In addition to the conditions stated in the Open Database License we require users and developers to adhere to the following conditions:

  • You are free to use the database or a modified version of it in your own applications, but if you do so you must report your work to Uppsala runforum.
  • Modified versions of the database may not be called “Samnordisk runtextdatabas” or “Scandinavian runic-text Database”. However, you must explicitly state that your modified database is based on the Scandinavian Runic-text database.
  • When quoting or re-using information from the Scandinavian Runic-text Database, you are required to refer to the database by naming it and linking to its web site ( on each occasion, including (but not limited to) every time information from
    the database is exposed in your application, web site or publication.