Recent Activity: RDA in Finland

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 ( 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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29 Nov 2018

Greetings from Botswana and the next steps of Open Science in Finland (webinar)


Dear member of RDA Finland,

The national node meeting will be organized this time as a webinar on Thursday 29 November 13.00 – 15:00. Ville Tenhunen from University of Helsinki will give us the recent updates from the 12th RDA Plenary which was organized in Botswana and Henriikka Mustajoki from Federation of Finnish Learned Societies will tell us what is happing in the field of Open Science in Finland right now. The webinar is in English and it will be hosted by national node coordinator Irina Kupiainen, CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd.


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23 Oct 2018

Subscription to the RDA in Finland Group

Dear members of the RDA in Finland Group,

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. Researchers and innovators are local rather than global. Therefore interacting with them in the local language, offering them a platform for exchange of information suitable to the RDA and their activities, in compliance with RDA's guiding principles, is part of RDA's mission.

14 Aug 2018

Research Data Breakfast


See the recording and slides from the event here.

Inspired by the Research Data Alliance (RDA) national node meeting in June, we have invited Hilary Hanahoe, Secretary General of RDA to Finland on 14 August, 2018. We will organize an open event Research Data Breakfast at Tiedekulma in Helsinki. This event brings together research data actors and practitioners in an informal way to discuss the current research data landscape and collaboration possibilities. After the presentations, there is an opportunity to get to know Fairdata and EUDAT services more closely, presented by CSC experts.

Please join us and invite your colleagues to the event!

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06 Jun 2018

RDA and FAIR: supporting Finnish researchers


Welcome to the biannual RDA Finland seminar on 6 June 2018 at the LSC auditorium! This time the theme of the get-together is "RDA and FAIR: supporting Finnish researchers".

We will give a basic introduction to RDA (Research Data Alliance) for potential new participants. After that we will focus on the recent development of FAIR and what will happen at the national scene of open science. In addition, we will hear how RDA activities are supported on the national level.


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15 May 2018

Building Finnish FAIR data competencies through RDA

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Demand for following FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles has been around for some years now, and as we know it is not going to disappear. Actually building on FAIR principles is more and more demanded in research data management, also in infrastructure and service development side. From top-down perspective Open Science agenda of European Commission contains the ambition to make FAIR data sharing the default for scientific research by 2020.

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21 Nov 2016

Open science in Finland

Concepts such as Open Science, Re-use of (Research) Data as well as MyData and Big Data have woken a steady interest among the research community, public administration and industry in Finland. Research Data Alliance (RDA) is one way to promote and support the innovation in these topics and put them into action e.g. by adopting RDA outputs and recommendations.

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