Research Data Management Planning is worthwhile

Many of the researchers at the University of Helsinki that applied for funding from the Academy of Finland in the fall of 2016 used a web-based tool, DMPTuuli, when writing their data management plans.   137 researchers received funding in the spring of 2017.  Of these 64 percent had registered in DMPTuuli, which is administered by the Helsinki University Library.

Applying for funding is an everyday task for researchers. From 2016 the Academy of Finland has demanded that funding applications contain a data management plan as a separate appendix. The DMPTuuli, a tool for facilitating the writing of data management plans, was created by the Finnish Tuuli project on the iniative of the Helsinki university library.

DMPTuuli is based on the idea that the web form with templates and guidelines for different funders and organisations help researchers plan and document data management through the different stages of their research project.  This way questions about copyright, data security, and reuse of data are considered.

Get guidance on DMPworkshops

Information Specialist Mikko Ojanen and DMPWorkshop, Spring 2017. Picture: Jussi Männistö

Researchers get guidance in the use of DMPTuuli and information about services and the benefits of data management in the data management workshops of the University of Helsinki DataSupport. These workshops have been very popular. Several hundred researchers have participated in them. The library is the coordinator of the DataSupport and also one of the providers of expertise.  The university’s DataSupport  answers questions about data management both during funding application rounds and outside them.

DataSupport can be reached by email at and by phone at 02 941 23000.

Translation: Monica Allardt

OPEN SCIENCE KIOSK on every Campus October 24-27


Venues & Time
City Centre Campus

Tue 24.10.2017 11.00-13.00 Porthania, lobby Yliopistonkatu 3

Meilahti Campus
Tue 24.10.2017 11.00-13.00 Biomedicum Helsinki 1 lobby, Haartmaninkatu 8

Kumpula Campus
Tue 24.10.2017 11.00-13.00 Physicum, lobby Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2

Viikki Campus
Fri 27.10.2017 11.00-13.00 Biocenter 3, Viikinkaari 1

To whom?

Researcher, lecturer or student: You are welcome to meet our experts whether you just want to discuss matters concerning Open Access or get more detailed advice.


Want to get yourself an ORCID id and link it with your TUHAT profile? Aiming to publish your research or thesis open access? Wish to hear more about discounts on APCs library has negotiated? Or is it about the data: Do you hope to manage your data / write a Research Data Management Plan?

Come and challenge us & explore the possibilities!


Let´s celebrate Open Science – Welcome to Think Corner October 23 2017

Event: Open Science afternoon (in Finnish)
Location: Think Corner, Stage (Yliopistonkatu 4)
Time: Oct 23, 2017 at 1 pm – 2.30 pm

How does open access publishing, open learning materials and open data affect researchers’ work? Will open science change research and publishing fundamentally? How does the future look for science publishing and open research?

University lecturer Mirkka Lappalainen, Research Administration Specialist (UH) Eeva Nyrövaara, Professor Markku Löytönen and Gaudeamus publishing director Leena Kaakinen will take the stage and discuss about these and plenty of more questions.

Helsinki University Library will also reward an open science promoter. So show up and get inspired!

The event is part of the International Open Access Week at the University of Helsinki Library, free of charge and open to everyone. Think Corner Café serves throughout the event.

For more information on events during Open Access Week (23.-29.10.), visit the library’s Open Access event site.


On Trial: SciVal Trends until 17.10

What is SciVal Trends?

SciVal Trends allows researchers to search current scientific trends. By choosing an existing research area, or defining one of your own, this tool provides up-to-date information on scientific research. SciVal Trends displays information in a variety of ways: by institutions, countries, authors, journals and keyphrases (including a useful keyphrase diagram in the summary section). As such, researchers can find the current scientific trends that might lead to a new research strategy, opportunities to collaborate, or help identify the recent work of peers in their research area.

Please be aware that you will need to register for a SciVal account in order to fully access this resource.

The trial for SciVal Trends ends on 17.10.2017.

Please send feedback:

Come and work with your data management plan!

In these workshops you will get an introduction to data management planning and the Data Management Planning Tool Tuuli. Most of the time will be hands on working with your own DMP’s.

Feel free to participate in a workshop at any campus, please sign up!

City centre cam­pus

Place:  IT class (5057; 5th floor) of the Helsinki University Main Library in Kaisa building (Fabianinkatu 30).

  • Thu, 24 August 2017 at 10-12:00
  • Wed, 30 August 2017 at 10-12:00
  • Wed, 6 September 2017 at 14-16:00
  • Thu, 14 September 2017 at 10-12:00
  • Mon, 18 September 2017 at 12-14:00
  • Wed, 20 September 2017 at 14-16:00

Enrollments by 18 August 2017:

Kum­pula cam­pus

Place: Kumpula Campus Library, Library class G108b

  • Thu 17th August 2017, at 14:15-16:00
  • Wed 23rd August 2017, at 9:15-11:00
  • Tue 12th September 2017, at 14:15-16:00


 Mei­l­ahti cam­pus

Place: Terkko Medical Campus Library (Haartmaninkatu 4), PC-classroom, 1st floor

  • Tue 12.9.2017, at 13:15-15:00 o’clock
  • Fri 15.9.2017, at 10:15-12:00 o’clock
  • Wed 20.9.2017, at 10:15-12:00 o’clock

Enrollments for workshops:

DMP clinics: Come and ask about your DMP 

The DMP clinics are Pop-Up clinics for those who already know what DMPs are and want to get their DMP reviewed or tips before submission. The sessions don’t include introduction.The clinic will be hands on working with your own DMP’s.

Place: Terkko PC classroom (Haartmaninkatu 4)

  •  Fri 15.9.2017, at 13:00-14:30 o’clock
  • Wed 20.9.2017, at 14:15-15:30 o’clock

Enrollments for clinics:

Viikki cam­pus

Place: Infocenter Korona, Viikinkaari 11 A, class 138

  • Mon 11th September 2017, at 12:00-14:00
  • Wed 13th September 2017, at 14:00-16:00
  • Tue 19th September 2017, at 10:00-12:00

Enrollments by 7th September 2017:

The workshops are organized by University of Helsinki DataSupport.

Support for research data management and DMP reviewing service: or phone 02 941 23000.

More info: ResearchGuides:Research Data Management

New York Times digital archive or Medieval manuscripts? We got it!

  • Digital Resources Guide  presents licensed digital resources offered by the library. Among these are historical newspaper collections and archived materials. Most of the guide’s digital materials are available only in the network of the university. University researchers and students can access online  through remote access with an off-campus computer.

Bubbling under: New York Times – archive covers years 1851-2013 (requires access to  Helsinki University Network).





Data Management Planning Workshops on City Centre Campus, 29.5. & 30.5.

Want to manage your data / write a DMP / meet the funders requirements? We still have left two Data Management Planning Workshops on City Centre Campus

Place: Kaisa House, computer class 5057, 5th floor.
Time: Monday 29.5.2017 at 12:00 -14 o’clock
Tuesday 30.5.2017 at 14:00 -16 o’clock


In the workshops, we will concentrate on the best practices of research data management and hands-on training of data management planning (DMP). The DMPs are drafted with DMPTuuli.

The primary language of the workshop will be English. Help and instructions are also available in Finnish.

University of Helsinki DataSupport

Further help in research data management is provided by the University of Helsinki DataSupport
Phone: 02 941 23000
Research Data Management Guide


Open Science springs to you! Open Access Pop Up 20.–23.3. on every Campus

Want to discuss Open Science themes, Open research data, ORCID or publishing Open Access? Share some researchers’ views? Come and meet Open Access experts at our stand on every Campus!

Meilahti Campus
Mon 20.3.2017 11–13 o’clock,  Biomedicum.
Viikki Campus
Tue 21.3.2017 12–14 o’clock, A-Building.
City Centre Campus
Tue 21.3.2017 12–14 o’clock, Main Building, lobby.
Kumpula Campus
Wed 22.3.2017  12–14 Physicum, lobby..
City Centre Campus
Thu 23.3.2017 12–14 o’clock Porthania, lobby.

Answers to questions concerning Open Access or Research Data Management you´ll find on our Open Access and RDM -Guides.

You are warmly welcome!

Happy birthday dear arXiv!

ArXiv celebrates its´ 25th birthday 14th August. Open access archive arXiv serves the researchers of physics, astronomy, computer science and mathematics as they can free of charge submit scientific papers for the discussion. The anniversary truly gives cause for celebration, as an open archive by the end of last year has collected 139 million works whereas papers have been opened more than a million times.

ArXiv´s user survey published in June collected 36 000 responses. A clear majority of respondents to the survey would like to keep an archive mainly the way it is, although some features, such as development of the search functionality, were seen crucial. Also development of research data archiving was pointed out as an important development line.

The vast majority of the users say arXiv should stick to what it is good at: That is to share researchers´ papers openly and rapidly. However, the pressure of a technical modernization of the archive and the expansion of the financial base is high. Currently mainly libraries and a charitable foundation finance arXiv. Also Helsinki University Library participates in arXiv´s operation and maintenance. Advisory boards of arXiv meet in September to make guidelines on the future of the archive.

Read more:

Van Noorden, Richard (2016): ArXiv preprint server plans multimillion-dollar overhaul. Nature Vol 534, Issue 7609. doi:10.1038/534602a
Rieger, Oya Y. (2016) arXiv User Survey Report : arXiv@25: Key Findings of the User Survey.