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Researcher skills for doctoral students

In order to be successful in their research, doctoral students need information on research data mangement, open science, research integrity, IPR and copy right issues, publising their results and much more.

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Funding your doctoral studies

Ideas and advice for finding and applying for funding for doctoral studies and research, conferences etc.

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Research data management and open science

Research data management (RDM) is a set of practices and steps taken to handle and take care of the research data throughout the research life cycle in a way that ensures the accessibility, understandability, integrity and high quality of research data. Good research data management enables open science. Aalto University provides services, instructions and support to help researchers manage their data well. Aalto University has network of Data Agents, who are researchers specializing in research data, based at schools to help researchers with the discipline-specific challenges of research data.

Research Data Management (RDM) and Open Science

Properly managed research data creates competitive edge and is an important part of a high-quality research process. Here you will find links to support, services and instructions for research data management.

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Introduction to research data management

Properly managed research data creates competitive edge and is an important part of a high-quality research process.

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Open science and research

The principle of openness is the key principle of science and research. At Aalto University, the most visible forms of open science are open access publications, open research data and metadata, and combining openness and commercialisation.

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Training in Research Data Management and Open Science

We offer free and open to all training in research data management and open science.

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How to plan publishing and disseminating your research?

Publication channels

When selecting a publication channel, you should pay attention to the openness and reliability of the publication channel. Publishing in a high-quality publication channel will increase the impact of research.

Open access publishing

Researchers are encouraged to publish their research according to open access principles. We have open access agreements with publishers for publishing without any cost to you. ACRIS provides a platform for green open access publishing.

Other ideas for promoting your research work and academic researcher career

Choose the platforms that suit you best and create a routine for updating them. You can also use social media, such as Twitter or YouTube/TikTok for video clips of your research. Your research group's webpage might also offer possibilities.

Use ACRIS/ to promote your research

Aalto Current Research Information System (ACRIS) contains information about the up-to-date research and artistic activities of the university. This information is publicly available for everyone through portal. Keep your information up to date, showcase your expertise and use your researcher profile as an online CV!

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ACRIS Instructions

Aalto Current Research Information System (ACRIS) is Aalto University’s research information management system. The system contains up-to-date information about the research and artistic activities of the university. These activities are shown through the public portal

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Code of Conduct - Values into practice

The Aalto University Code of Conduct is one way of putting our values and way of working — the foundation of our community culture — into practice

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Research Ethics for Doctoral Students (course)

Essentials of research ethics for doctoral thesis work

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AI and research

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Responsible use of Artificial Intelligence in the research process

How to ensure research integrity and responsible conduct of research when using AI? How should we interpret the concepts such as reproducibility; bearing responsibility on the correctness of the results presented; respecting the authorship of others, and data protection?

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AI and Research Work - Useful learning materials

Open learning materials on using AI in research produced by Aalto University Data Agents.


Support for creative practices

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Tools for Creative Practices

The big list of machines, tools and workshops across Aalto University campus for Artistic and Creative Practices.

Remote research

IT services for research and creative practices - remote tool collection

Instructions and tips for remote research and creative practices.

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Aalto Studios Takeout (external link)

Wide selection of equipment for audiovisual projects at the Otakaari 7 Takeout office. Part of the Aalto Takeout network.

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Workshops - Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture

At the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, hands-on learning is essential. Our students have access to one of the finest workshop environment in the world, with a very high workshop to student ratio.

Doctoral thesis at Aalto University

Resources, guidelines and information on doctoral theses at Aalto University

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Doctoral page index

Index of all pages about doctoral education

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Doctoral student study guide

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Beginning your doctoral studies

Doctoral students at the beginning of studies: information on arrival, doctoral personal study plan, curriculum and financing etc.

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During your doctoral studies

Doctoral students throughout their studies: information on thesis writing, research work, supervision and mobility etc.

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Finalising your doctoral studies

Information on pre-examination, defence, finalising the thesis, public display and approval of thesis etc.

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