Research Service Days 2023

The annual Research Service Days (Tutkimuspalvelupäivät) is a professional event for research administration and management experts at universities and research institutes. This year's event is organised by Aalto University.
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Operating in a Changing World

Research Service Days is an annual conference for professionals in universities' & research institutes' research funding, innovation services and research administration. Others interested in the content of the conference are also welcome to join the event. In 2023, Research Service Days are organised in Aalto University's campus in Otaniemi, Espoo.

This year's theme Operating in a Changing World emphasizes the need for adaptability, resilience, and innovation as we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of research administration. Whether it's dealing with new technologies, the growing need for sustainability, or shifting funding priorities, universities and research institutes must be prepared to adapt and evolve.

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Important dates and deadlines


  • 13.02. Abstract submission opens
  • 17.04. Abstract submission deadline
  • 31.05. Notification of abstract acceptance

Submit your abstract here


  • 03.05. Registration opens
  • 30.06. Early registration closes
  • 14.08. Late registration closes

The registration link and instructions will be added to this website when the registration opens.

Conference schedule

  • 21.08. Network meetings, free of charge
  • 22.-23.08. Research Service Days at Aalto University (no remote participation)

Network meetings

Monday afternoon, August 21, 2023 is reserved for meetings of working groups and networks such as those operating under Finn-ARMA or other. While the actual Research Service Days on August 22-23 have an entrance fee, the meetings on August 21 are free of charge. Use this form if you would like to organise a meeting for your network. You will be provided with a meeting room, and you can choose whether to arrange remote participation or not.

We hope to receive your networking time slot reservations by 30.06., but will accept reservations all over the summer till 31.07.2023 or as long as we have meeting room space capacity on a “first come, first served” basis.

Submission form for network meetings

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Research Service Days 2023 welcome proposals on presentations and workshops on any aspect of research services and administration. Join us to make a great conference!



For any inquiries regarding the conference, please contact the organising team at [email protected]

The annual Research Service Days (Tutkimuspalvelupäivät) is a professional event for research administration and management experts at universities and research institutes. RSD 2023 is organised by Aalto University.


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