UH Data Support´s Data Management Plan service open until 19.9.2018

Academy of Finland September 2018 call  is open 10.9.-1.10.2018. Helsinki University Data Support´s commenting service is available University of Helsinki researchers who wish their data management plan (DMP) to be checked and commented. Please, email your DMP at the latest 19 September to datasupport@helsinki.fi. The sooner the better. Plans are handled in arrival order.

NB! Helsinki DataSupport arranges DMPTuuli workshops during the August and September. See the full schedule of your campus here.

More information on DMP and RDM:

Come and work with your data management plan! Spring 2018 DMPTuuli workshops

In the workshops, we will concentrate on the best practices of research data management and hands-on training of data management planning (DMP). During the workshop, we go through the Academy of Finland’s current DMP template.

Events are open and free of charge for all UH students, researchers and staff members.

DMPTuuli workshops / Spring 2018

City Centre Campus
DMPTuuli workshops in the 5th floor IT class of Kaisa house (5057)

Friday 6.4.2018, 12 pm-2 pm
Monday 9.4.2018, 10 am-12 pm
Wednesday 11.4.2018, 10 am-12 pm
Tuesday 17.4.2018, 2 pm-4 pm

Enrollments:  https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/87929/lomake.html

Viikki Campus
DMPTuuli workshops at Infocenter Korona, Viikinkaari 11 A, class 139

Wednesday 11.4.2018, 2-4 pm
Thursday 19.4.2018, 10-12 am
Wednesday 25.4.2018, 2-4 pm

Please bring your own laptop!

Enrollments: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/88219/lomake.html

Kumpula Campus
DMPTuuli workshops at Kumpula campus library, G108b

Thursday 12.4.2018, 10-12 am
Friday 20.4.2018, 2-4 pm
Enrollments: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/88219/lomake.html

Meilahti Campus
DMPTuuli workshops at Terkko Health Hub (Haartmaninkatu 4), PC-classroom, 1st floor

Wednesday 9.5.2018, 1-3 pm

Enrollments: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/88383/lomake.html

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

NB! If this is the first time you are writing a DMP or otherwise new to these issues, it is recommended that you start with the RDM basics lecture or otherwise acquaint yourself with the basic terminology and DMPTuuli. The DMPs are drafted with DMPTuuli (https://www.dmptuuli.fi/). Please, sing up for DMPTuuli account in advance!

The workshops are organized by the University of Helsinki DataSupport. Further help in research data management is provided by the University of Helsinki DataSupport via email at datasupport@helsinki.fi or phone: 02 941 23000 (in use only during the Academy of Finland’s September call)

More information about the RDM, DMP and the events (RDM basics, DMPTuuli workshops) in DataSupport ResearchGuide: http://libraryguides.helsinki.fi/rdm/dmp

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 researchdata@helsinki.fi and by phone at 02 941 23000.

Translation: Monica Allardt

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
Email: researchdata@helsinki.fi
Phone: 02 941 23000
Research Data Management Guide


Research data collaboration builds Helsinki University’s research infrastructure

Helsinki University Library strengthens its methods towards a tighter support for the researchers and the research community. At the moment the services and research collaboration for this key group are very current being either available already or under development. Most essential among these services are bibliometrics, open archives and research data services.

Tutkimusdata_semnaari2_300813Research data services mean the support offered for the data management of research material. In future the library’s data services help both in creating metadata and storing and organizing the data so that it remains usable throughout its life cycle; from gathering up the material to a possible reuse.

“This new field in the library’s services means a renewed understanding and expansion of the traditional work. Scientific publications are data as well as research data on which they are based. Helsinki University Library is strongly involved in the present information environment with its constant and fast changes in technologies, research and publishing.”  These were the opening lines of Meilahti Campus Library’s director Annikki Roos (photo above). She is in charge of Helsinki University Library’s research data project and she was the chair of the seminar Researcher’s data services, held at the Helsinki University Library on August 30th, 2013.

Tutkimusdata_seminaari_300813There were almost 50 participants from the library and the university listening to experts from CSC – the IT Center for Science (photo: director Pirjo-Leena Forsström, data services for science and culture), and the university’s IT department, research administration and the National Library’s Network Services. The event was the closing seminar of the Helsinki University Library’s internal staff training that started in fall 2012. Fifteen staff members participated the training and gained knowledge in how to create data services, collaborating both locally at their own university and also nationally and internationally.

Dr. Kimmo Tuominen, the University Librarian, stated at the seminar’s closing remarks that Helsinki University Library acts as a catalyst for change with the developmental work for the management of research data. In this aspect the library stands among the most advanced in Europe. Other universities in Finland have made requests to join the library’s research data training.

According to the Helsinki university research infrastructure program for the years 2013-2016 “current research infra structures and professional support staff ensure high-standard research”. The research data services and collaboration within it are taking Helsinki University among the world’s 50 best universities as stated in its strategy.

For more information, please contact Campus Library Director Annikki Roos, annikki.roos[at]helsinki.fi

Photos: Veera Ristikartano