Open data

Opening up research data is a complex task. Just terminology can be challenging - should we talk about research materials or data? And what should be included in data?

Opening up data also requires huge amount of planning already in the collection phase. Opening up data is also affected by legal requirements (in particular the new GDPR-regulation) and by the terms set by the financiers. And if we finally get to the point of opening up the data, storing it so that it can be genuinely found and exploited requires both efforts of an individual researcher and a significant enabling infrastructure.

Expert panel in open data

Tutkimusaineistojen avoimuus on yksi avoimen tieteen ja tutkimuksen kansallisen koordinaation neljästä osa-alueesta. Joka osa-alueesta vastaa oma asiantuntijaryhmänsä.

  • Expert panels contribute actively in the making of national policies and recommendations

In 2020 the expert panel is chaired by Susanna Nykyri (Tampere University) and the secretary is Hanna Lahdenperä (TSV).

Working groups of the Expert Panel

Datakoulutukset (roughly: open data training)
Person in charge: Anne Sunikka (Aalto University) Wiki working area
Dynaamiset DMP:t (roughly: Dynamic DMP:s)
Person in charge: Juuso Marttila (Jyväskylä University). Secretary: Soile Manninen (University of Helsinki)
Tutkimusaineistojen avoimen saatavuuden linjaus (roughly: national policy for open data )
Person in charge: Tomi Rosti (University of Eastern Finland) Wiki working area
Tutkijan datapalvelujen markkinointi (roughly: Marketing of open data services for researchers)
Person in charge: Pauli Assinen (University of Helsinki) Wiki working area

Tutkimustuotosten / datan linkittämisen edistämisen työryhmä (roughly: Research data linking and citation guidelines )
Person in charge: Jessica Parland-von Essen (CSC) Wiki working area


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Please note that expert panel work is mainly carried out in Finnish.