The key components of research data management consist of knowing and describing your data, following ethical and legal principles, understanding the workflows related to securing, storing, sharing, archiving, opening and publishing your data. Here we take a closer look at these components of RDM and their relationship with the scientific conduct of research and partially with the basic services provided by the home organization.
The new article series brings research data management (RDM) to its basics. The opening part of the series provides an overview of what RDM is, why it concerns all researchers and how the RDM life cycle relates to the research life cycle.
”You should act like every measurement you start is going to continue forever, but the people in charge of the measurements and data flow would move on to different tasks the next week,” says Pasi Kolari, university researcher at the University of Helsinki. In this blog interview, Kolari, who works as a data liaison for SMEAR stations (Station for Measuring Ecosystem-Atmosphere Relations), sheds light on the real life challenges of collecting, processing and opening data. The article is part of the Think Open article series on open science research infrastructures.
The University of Helsinki’s Think Open blog turns two years old today. To celebrate the anniversary, the blog’s editorial board’s members have picked up reading tips for you. The top 10 list of the blog’s most read articles is also revealed.
Helsinki University Library organises a webinar, which will introduce UH researchers to the characteristic features of predatory publishers and journals and explain by which criteria one can tell the good journals from the predatory journals. In addition to this, library welcomes all University of Helsinki researchers, students and staff to virtual Open Science Café every Tuesday at 2–3 pm until the end of May.
”I wish that the funding bodies and publishers would not only demand for research data to be dumped in an open repository as it is, but it should be required that the data is stored in an open access repository in a standard data format(s), so that it can be found and reused”, says Kari Lahti, a head of Biodiversity Informatics Unit at the Luomus. Lahti is one of the speakers at the event ”What it takes: Open your research data” that takes place on 26 March at Think Corner.
There are several reasons and benefits to open data for both researchers as well as for society. However, when the demand for opening data has grown rapidly, researchers might feel left alone with the problems, that is, how, where and what to open. This article describes the obstacles and opportunities for opening data – including the beautiful example of the the Carte du Ciel project.
On March 17, the Open Science Coordination in Finland will organize a workshop for researchers on the role of researchers in national cooperation. The Open Science Workshop takes place at the House of Science and Letters (Tieteiden talo), and the registration is open until March 8. Researchers are also welcomed to the Open Science Spring Workshop Day on the same day.
University of Helsinki researcher and teacher Anu Lahtinen challenges all docents at the Faculty of Arts to organize their files and folders and remove unnecessary data during the Data Cleaning Week. UH Data Support’s Data Cleaning Week will be held from 16th to 20th December 2019.
Are you having problems with data that has accumulated on your hard drive? Does your folder structure or file naming system need updating? Data Cleaning Week 16–20 December aims to draw attention to good data management routines and its benefits. In this blog article, you can read about UH staff’s data cleaning challenges and consider what your own challenge might be. All UH researchers, staff members and students can participate in the Data Cleaning Week on Twitter by using the hashtag #5sdata.