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Research Data: Introduction

Guide for managing research data

About this guide

This guide provides instructions and resources for the planning, organizing, storing, sharing and opening of research data. The guide also offers information about ethical and legal issues as well as about organizational services.

Research data management

Research data is valuable. Therefore, it is important to take into account the whole lifecycle of research data. You save time and effort if you plan, manage and organize your research data properly. Currently, several journals and research funders (e.g. EU Horizon 2020 and Academy of Finland) emphasize data management planning and openness of research data.


Data Management Plan Workshop for Academy of Finland September 2018 call

Come and learn how to create a data management plan for Academy of Finland September 2018 call.

Each session will have a short introduction to data management and to Academy of Finland guidelines. DMPTuuli data management planning tool will be utilized in the workshops. In these sessions, you can ask for assistance from the specialists of the University Library, Finnish Social Science Data Archive and IT services.

If you want to have more detailed comments about your DMP, please send it beforehand to


  • Arvo - Mauri (B109) Tue 11.9.18 at 13.15-14.45
  • Linna - Elina (3022) Thu 20.9.18 at 13.15-14.45 


Services at University of Tampere

Data policy

University of Tampere publication and data policy (in Finnish, pdf) was published 27.10.2016. English version of the policy can be found here (pdf).

Data archiving

Finnish Social Science Data Archive: asiakaspalvelu.fsd[at]

Data management plan

DMPTuuli contact persons at the Library, Saila Huuskonen & Tomi Toikko: oa[at]

Ethical review

Ethics committee of Tampere region:

Ethical board at Pirkanmaa Hospital District (in Finnish):

Privacy & data protection

Contact person, Jukka Tuomela: jukka.tuomela[at]


IDA contact person, Jori Mäntysalo: jori.mantysalo[at]

Disk space services, IT administration customer service: it-helpdesk[at]

Contacts at Tampere University Library

Saila Huuskonen, Information Specialist

Tomi Toikko, Information Specialist

E-mail: oa[at]


General guides

Open Science at University of Tampere

Data Management Guide of Open Science and Research Initiative

FSD Data Management Guidelines

MANTRA - free online course about research data management maintained by Edinburgh University

Expert tour guide on Data Management - Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives

Materials from the past events

Arvokas tutkimusaineisto - tutkimusdataseminaari Kaupissa. 3.5.2016 (in Finnish)

Kesytä aineistokaaos - seminaari tutkimusaineistojen hallinnasta. 9.11.2016 (in Finnish)

Kierrätä ja käytä: avoin data tutkimuksessa -seminaari. 20.3.2017 (in Finnish)