Research data archives
The preservability and reusability of the research data used and produced in the research can be ensured by archiving the data. In addition to the data itself, descriptive and technical information on the contents of the data, i.e. metadata is needed to secure that the research data can be found and reused.
The fundamental principle of the University of Eastern Finland’s publishing and data policy is that the findings, data and publications are open in accordance with the principles of research integrity and the legal framework (legislation and agreements). The document dealing with the data policy will provide further information about research data and how to manage it
Research data can be stored to closed online environments or it can be opened to a varying degree for others to access and utilise through open data archives and repositories. Open availability of research data enables its reuse and the validation of the research. Sharing research data is a merit for the researcher. Research organisations and several funders have instructions on how to store and open research data. The national Open Science and Research (ATT) initiative recommends that researchers use the already existing services when opening and utilizing research data.
Research data that cannot be opened, can be stored with the help of the university’s research data service or, for example, with IDA a research data storage service offered to Finnish universities and polytechnics and researchers funded by the Academy of Finland. With the help of IDA, it is also possible to open research data.
University of Eastern Finland’s IT services produces most of the IT services and server resources used by the researchers. Principally the public and base protection level research data is saved to Microsoft Office365 environment acquired by the university and situated within the EU. High protection level research and project data is saved to LocalDrive site in the university’s own server rooms.
Research infrastructure programme of the University of Eastern Finland determines the university’s key research infrastructure. From the research infrastructure programme you can also find the UEF research infrastructure descriptions and the information in which of the Finland’s roadmap for Research Infrastructures (2014-2020) UEF participates.
Finnish data archives and services:
- Aila / Data service for research data in the social sciences, Finnish Social Science Data Archive, FSD
- AVAA / Open research data publishing platform, CSC
- Etsin / Metadata publishing platform, CSC
- FINTO / Thesaurus and ontology service to help with the subject cataloging, The National Library of Finland
- IDA / Research data storage service for researcher, CSC
- Kielipankki (The Language Bank of Finland)/ Text and Speech corpora, FIN-CLARIN
- The Finnish research infrastructures databank, pilot project, CSC
European data archives and services:
- CESSDA / Consortium of Europeans Social Science Archives, includes national data archives
- EUDAT, B2SHARE / European collaborative data infrastructure and service unit
- OpenAIRE / European open access infrastructure
- Zenodo, / data archive of different fields of science, OpenAIRE
Other data archives and services:
- Data repositories / list of data archives of different fields of science
- re3data.org / international discipline-specific research data archive registry includes also restricted and closed access archives
- OpenDOAR / Directory service of data and publication repositories
- Pangaea / data archive of geo- and biosciences
- Dryad / data archive of natural and medical sciences
For more information
tel. 0294 45 8303
tel. 0294 45 8101
tel.0294 45 8213
Feedback will be processed daily. Easily fixed issues will be solved immediately if they are essential to the service and in accordance with the operating policy. All feedback will be processed in the relevant services. If necessary, feedback will also be processed in the library’s working groups. Feedback and the changes prompted by feedback will be processed annually by the management group in the management review.