TUHAT-clinics start Jan 8th @ Kaisa House

During  the January 2019 library offers support for University of Helsinki annual research reporting. Library organizes support clinics for researchers and personnel focusing on reporting into research information system TUHAT.

  • Kaisa House January 8th 10-12 or 24th 14-16, pc-room 5057
  • Meilahti January 14th 14-16, Terkko pc-classroom
  • Kumpula Campus library January 15th 13-15, library classroom G108b
  • Viikki January 18th 10-12, pc-classroom 170, Info Centre Korona, 1st floor

No preregistration needed. You can just pop in or stay as long as you wish.

Don´t forget our online guide and support service:

Researcher, send your publications to the library for open archiving

The requested service is now available! You can send your publications to the library for self-archiving. We check publication rights and archive your publications according to the terms of the publisher.  Send your file to openaccess-info@helsinki.fi and include information on where your publication will be published.

Picture: PexelsIf you are uncertain which version of your publication can be archived or when it can be archived, send us all the versions you have. (More information on different versions in Open Access: Self-archiving (Green OA).

The archiving service is available to all University of Helsinki staff and students. If you have any questions about this service, about self-archiving or about open access you can reach us at openaccess-info@helsinki.fi.


  • Eighty-four percent of the researchers who answered the library’s patron survey in the spring 2018 said they would use a self-archiving service if available.
  • According to the University of Helsinki’s principles of open publishing (2017) all publications produced at the university should be archived in the publication archive HELDA. In HELDA the long-term storage and availability of publications are secured.

Additional information: marja.moisio@helsinki.fi

Translation: Monica Allardt

SAGE Research Methods – new platform

A better SAGE Research Methods experience is here. The new platform has an improved search capability and overall usability. It will work equally well on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. Access to the current platform will end 28th July 2016.

Benefits of the new platform include:

  • A unified platform for text and video content, providing users with a multimedia research experience
  • Improved discoverability of content, both from within the platform and from external sources
  • The Methods Map has been improved, allowing users to explore method concepts with greater ease.
  • The browse options have been enhanced to align with user needs – allowing browse by discipline, content type, and method topic.

Personal Profiles, Method Lists and Saved Searches:

  • Staff and students personal profiles will be migrated across to the new site. When you first visit the new site, click ‘Profile’ in the top right hand corner of the page, and click ‘Reset your password’. Follow the instructions to reset your password. Once this is done you will be able to login.
  • All My Method lists will be migrated across to the new site. They will now be called Reading Lists, but will contain all the content they contained on the current site.
  • Saved Searches will not be available on the new site. The new site performs searches in a different manner to the current site. This means that saved searches cannot be migrated.


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