Data agents

Data Agents are researchers who work to improve data management in their department, school, or unit. They are a first, practical, hands-on resource to researchers in their department.
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Our mission is better data management

A cultural change is needed to maximize Aalto University's research impact. We have recruited Data agents to ensure that data is managed properly and it is possible to open. Proper data management is essential in order to achieve open science goals:

  1. Optimal use and reuse of research data (Strategic Goal of Aalto University)
  2. Aalto 2022: Strong open research data capabilities (Digitalization Strategy, Aalto University)

How can data agents help you

Data agents extend the support services with discipline-specific expertise and they can help with everyone's particular needs. Everyone these days uses data in different forms, yet our ability to handle it well has not always kept up and it can easily get lost or not fully utilized.

Tasks of the agents include:

  • Foster reuse of data
  • Help researchers, research groups and departments to manage data well
  • Help to publish data in a suitable repository
  • Giving feedback and contributing to the development of data support services in Aalto University

Links to research data management instructions

Follow these links to navigate through research data management instructions.

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Introduction to 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.

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