4.6.2013 Big data, Great Science, Small Finland

This event was held in Kumpula Campus of the University of Helsinki, Exactum building. You can download the presentations by clicking the links of the presentations

Modern scientific developments require large infrastructures and they generate enormous amounts of research data. The problems of Big Science and Big Data need international viewpoints and common practices for solution. The recent launch of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) brought to the surface many new opportunities for global collaboration in the field of research data.

There is clearly now a need in Finland to continue the discussion between the researchers, e-Infrastructure providers and funding bodies, which has already started during the TTA process.

The aim of this meeting is to initiate discussion on the development of big science and big research in Finland and find the ways how we can interact with the international community and position ourselves in respect to the recent and future developments on research data challenges, such as building interoperable research data systems and research data exchange.


Time Presentation Speaker
12:00 – 12:05 Welcome and motivation Ari Asmi, U. Helsinki
12:05 – 12:25 Reseach data directions and needs: Global view, where is Finland? Leif Laaksonen, CSC
12:25 – 12:45 CODATA and WDS in the global research data landscape Kari Raivio, Council of Finnish Academies
12:45 – 13:05 Open Science-Access to results of scientific research Juha Haataja, OKM
13:05 – 13:25 Environmental sciences ENVRI/ICOS Ari Asmi, U. Helsinki
13:25 – 13:45 European Social Survey Heikki Ervasti, U. Turku
13:45 – 14:00 Discussion
14:00 – 14:20 Break
14:20 – 14:40 ELIXIR Tommi Nyrönen, CSC
14:40 – 15:00 EUDAT Damien Lecarpentier, CSC
15:00 – 15:20 OpenAIRE- Open access to publications and linking to research data Liisa Siipilehto, U. Helsinki
15: 20 – 16:00 Discussion