RDA is an international volunteer member-based organisation and as such encourages the initiative and support of its members across the globe to animate their community on a national level. RDA Europe national node are part of the RDA Europe support programme whose aim is to interact with researchers and innovators in the local language, offering them a platform for exchange of information pertinent to the RDA and their activities and in strict compliance with RDA's guiding principles of Openness, Transparency, Consensus-based, Community driven, Harmonisation and Non-profit. The national pages should not be interpreted as an official representation of the Research Data Alliance in any country or any organisation unless this is specifically stated.

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This is a working area dedicated to the support and updates of RDA Finnish Node. The Node is hosted at CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd., hence actively acting as a mediator and promoting RDA in Finland and also abroad.

National Node acts as the local point of contact between national data practioners and RDA. Our aim as one of the existing nine nodes is to:

  • Support data research at a national/local level, promoting the RDA vision and results, ensuring capillary uptake of RDA principles
  • Synergise with national, European & global organisations in concrete actions to facilitate uptake of RDA recommendations and principles
  • Act as a central contact point between national/regional data practitioners and RDA, interacting with national research funding bodies
  • Contribute to the definition of European data policies
  • Contribute to the definition of RDA’s strategy and participate in RDA processes

This working area connects researchers working with research data in Finland, and enables them to interconnect with broader RDA activities through e.g. RDA Working and Interest Groups. We are continuously looking for researchers, research communities and private sector actors, who are interested in testing and adopting RDA outputs and recommendations, and are happy to give advice in different stages of this process.


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Recent Activity

04 Sep 2019

Two days to go - Call for Proposals for Presentations and Posters CODATA-Helsinki 2019 Workshop on FAIR RDM in Institutions: Deadline FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

Dear Colleagues,
Please consider submitting a proposal for a presentation or a poster for this extremely interesting event, co-organized by International Science Council research data committee CODATA, Finnish Committee for Research Data, and the National Archives of Finland. We also appreciate you spreading this information about the event and the call through your networks.
The CODATA-Helsinki 2019 Workshop on FAIR RDM in Institutions is a Research Data Alliance 14th Plenary co-located event.
Best regards,
Heidi Laine

08 Aug 2019

FAIRsFAIR Open Consultation - please share your views!

The H2020 funded FAIRsFAIR project "Fostering FAIR Data Practices In Europe” runs from March 2019 to February 2022. It will offer practical solutions for implementing FAIR data principles, with a focus on fostering a FAIR data culture and promoting good practices. FAIRsFAIR will offer a platform to support the day-to-day work of European research data providers and repositories.

30 Jul 2019

TOMORROW at 10 EEST: RDA Output Adoption Webinar Series: Data Management Plans

RDA Output Adoption Webinar Series: Data Management Plans
31 July 2019 , 10.00 EEST
The RDA Secretariat aims to promote the uptake of RDA Recommendations and Outputs across all regions. In this context, the RDA Secretariat is working on is a series of webinars that aim to train stakeholders for adoption. The webinars will highlight outputs of RDA Interest and Working Groups, and demonstrate the added value of RDA.

03 Jun 2019

Call for Papers Open: 11th EDDI Conference in Tampere, Finland on December 3-4, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

EDDI 2019, the 11th Annual European DDI User Conference will take place in Tampere, Finland on 3rd - 4th December, 2019. The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an international standard for describing the data produced by surveys and other observational methods in the social, behavioral, economic, and health sciences.

24 May 2019

RDA Finland: sensitive data presentations, a survey, and deadline extension for ambassador grants

Dear RDA Finland members and/or spring meeting participants
While I compile the next RDA Finland newsletter, which will be out sometime before midsummer (i.e. juhannus), here are some urgent items for your information:

11 Jan 2019

On the road towards interoperability


As the Finnish research data management landscape is maturing, questions of interoperability are becoming more concrete. Both national and international platforms are available for publication of research datasets, but the level of interoperability is often limited to generic metadata. The FAIR data principles raise issues that concern more complex requirements for data citation techniques and integration of the data itself.

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12 Dec 2018

Continuous call for external evaluators


RDA Europe 4.0 project is seeking applicants to become external evaluators for proposals to be funded by the project. RDA Europe 4.0 aims to have a pool of up to 30 external evaluators with differing expertise to support its decision-making processes for the award of RDA Europe grants.

External evaluators will operate remotely via a dedicated web interface. Performances will be paid using a daily rate of €400, with workload for each evaluation agreed in advance.

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05 Feb 2019

RDA EU Expert & Early Career grants for 13th Plenary, 2-4 April 2019, Philadelphia, US


RDA Europe (https://rd-alliance.org/rda-europe) continues its series of support programmes for data researchers and practitioners and has opened two Calls to facilitate participation of 7 RDA Early Career Researchers and 5 Expert RDA members to the 13th RDA Plenary meeting in in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US.

The Plenary is co-organised by RDA US and Drexel University and will be bringing together data professionals, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and policymakers from all disciplines and geographies.

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