Academy of Finland Data Management Plan (DMP) process

This page contains information on the Data Management Plan (DMP) process of Academy of Finland for the beneficiaries of the Academy of Finland. Please note that this page is subject to change.


  1. At the application stage you must write a brief description of your data management practices
  2. After a positive funding decision, you must write the actual data management plan (DMP)
  3. Send the DMP to [email protected] for review in Word format
  4. Research Services must accept the DMP before it can be submitted to the Academy of Finland. The acceptance will be given by e-mail after Research Services has reviewed the DMP. After revisions, send the final DMP to Research Services. 
  5. Submit the final accepted DMP to the Academy of Finland SARA system

Timetable and deadlines (Academy of Finland September 2020 call, funding decisions in spring 2021)

Funding scheme Decision date, Academy of Finland Return DMP for Research Services deadline Deadline, approve projects, Academy of Finland
Research Council for Biosciences, Health and the Environment      
Academy Research Fellows, Postdoctoral Researchers May 3, 2021 June 2, 2021 June 28, 2021
Academy Projects, Clinical Researchers May 26, 2021 June 25, 2021 July 21, 2021
Research Council for Culture and Society      

Academy Research Fellows, Postdoctoral Researchers

May 10, 2021 June 9, 2021 July 5, 2021

Academy Projects 

May 26, 2021

June 25, 2021

July 21, 2021

Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering 


Academy Projects, Academy Research Fellows, Postdoctoral Researchers 

June 3, 2021 June 30, 2021 July 29, 2021


Tools and Help

Academy of Finland Data Management Plan InstructionsFinnish DMP evaluation guidanceVideo: Introduction to data management planning by CSCFunders' open science requirements (see section Academy of Finland)Aalto University research data management website contains information on: 

  • How to write a DMP
  • How to handle personal data
  • Storage services for research data
  • Data documentation
  • Publishing data

Other resources

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