In 2022, the University of Helsinki made a decision to strengthen its research data storage services and data curation over the next five years backed by 1.5 million euros in funding. The long-term storage of research data (Tutkimusdatan pitkäaikaistallennus, TPAT) differs from a conventional data storage service. The TPAT service focuses on storing data for 5–15 years after the research is completed. TPAT answers the question: ”Where can I save this valuable data for future use or as evidence of research already completed?”
Determining the best data storage solution for your research can be cumbersome. To make the selection process easier, University of Helsinki researchers can now use the Data Storage and Sharing Table, which describes the various options available for storing research data. This blog post explains the criteria for choosing your research data storage solution.