Aalto tools and training on RDM
Below you'll find tools, material and training on RDM and open science under following titles:
- Training events for Aalto-community
- Roadshows in schools and other school related material
- Presentations in departments and research groups
- Presentations to doctoral candidates
For a review of 2018 RDM activities, please read the report attached below.
1. Training events for Aalto community
6.5.2019: Research Data Management (RDM) training: Introduction and Basics
This training is an introduction to Research Data Management (RDM). You'll learn the important basics of taking care of your research data.
Contents of the training:
- Introduction to data mismanagement. An entertaining look at the most important factors for a happy relationship with research data (Richard Darst, data-agent, SCI)
- IT services for data management in Aalto. Information and tips about the IT services available in Aalto to help you manage research data properly (Ilari Lähteenmäki, ITS)
- How can research data be stored? True story from personal experience. Real example on the organization and storing of research data to files and folders in research projects (Mikhail Kuklin, data advisor, RIS).
13.5.2019: Research Data Management (RDM) training : best practices in RDM and personal data handling
This training familiarizes you with the best practices in Research Data Management (RDM) and personal data handling.
Contents of the training:
- Introduction to the RDM practices and services in Aalto. An overview of the services available for Aalto researchers. (Maria Söderholm, information specialist, RIS)
- The unresolved and undiscussed ethical and legal considerations of research. In theory, there are simple procedures to follow when using personal data, the reality is that research pushes the limits in every direction at once: practical examples and considerations. (Maria Rehbinder, Senior Legal Counsel, Aalto University)
- Research ethics and personal data handling: practicalities of the process at Aalto with a focus on data minimisation. (Enrico Glerean, data agent, SCI).
14.6.2019: DMP training at 12 - 14 pm, in Learning Centre, room Johanna
Come and learn how to write a data management plan for your grant application!
Nowadays many funders require that you explain in a separate document how you will manage your data. In the session you will learn what the data management plan (DMP) is and what are the management practices you should describe in the plan. The session will focus on the Academy of Finland’s data management requirements and help to prepare for the Academy’s autumn call. However, all who want to learn about data management planning will benefit from the session.
In the DMP training session we will
- Give an introduction to data management planning.
- Show how the web based tool DMPTuuli helps in writing the plans. You can make the account in advance, if you wish.
- Go through the Academy of Finland’s data management requirements and the DMP template.
- Help you to write your data management plan for the Academy’s autumn call.
Take your laptop with you if you are willing to write your DMP in the session!
See Open science trainings for autumn 2019. The trainings are targeted to anyone interested in open science.
In the future, you'll find information on open science and RDM training in: https://www.aalto.fi/en/services/training-to-support-research
2. Roadshows in schools and other school related material
During spring 2018 – spring 2019 several open science roadshows have taken place in Aalto.
Below is an example of the material presented during the roadshow at ARTS (30 - 31, October, 2018)
- Open digital cultural heritage and finding openly licensed media on the web, Marika Sarvilahti (Leadership Services, Information Specialist)
- Copyrigt and CC-licenses, Maria Rehbinder (Research Services, Lawyer)
- Funder requirements for open access publishing, Antti Ruotoistenmäki (Research Services, Grant writer)
- Workshop of Wicked research and art & design cases in ACRIS, Kirsi Rinne (Research Services, Research Specialist)
3. Presentations in departments and research groups
Sessions on open science have been carried out in several departments.
4. Presentations for doctoral candidates
Most of the new doctoral students have attended sessions where the basics of open science and RDM have been presented.
Other tools and training
ACRIS - Information on open access publications are collected in ACRIS. ACRIS is also the metadata catalogue of Aalto's research data.
Visual Resource Centre (VRC) - The VRC service helps to find and use high quality, authentic and current visual information sources from a variety of subjects. The VRC offers free visual resources training open for all Aalto University students, researchers and staff including advice on image copyright issues and Creative Commons licenses.
Research identification, e.g. ORCID - Researcher identifiers aim to lessen the problems caused by ambiguity in researcher names. Aalto University recommends ORCID identifier for every researcher.
Links to research data management instructions
Follow these links to navigate through research data management instructions.