Research data and ACRIS

You can upload and share your datasets in ACRIS. ACRIS may also be used to display metadata of datasets stored in external data repositories.

Register your dataset to ACRIS

Register your dataset stored in an external data repository by inserting the descriptive metadata of it to Aalto University’s ACRIS system. In ACRIS metadata refers to for example title, creator and description of the dataset. Your metadata of datasets may be showcased in e.g. private and public CVs.

Please find more information about data repositories on Aalto RDM repository page.

It is also possible to upload and share datasets as such through ACRIS, if there is no appropriate data repository available.

If you cannot open the data, we recommend you to add the descriptive metadata to ACRIS.

Note that in the Academy of Finland funded projects you are required to open the metadata of datasets even if you cannot open the data. You can either add the metadata by yourself or send the information to [email protected]

How to add datasets or their metadata to ACRIS

1. Log in to ACRIS at and Click the green “add new” button on the right hand side of the screen and then select dataset from the left hand list.

2. You can either manually add dataset using the template or import the dataset from a repository via Data Monitor-integration (Note! Only Data Monitor's DOI-search functions at the moment, title or query searches have a bug so they will bring html tags to the imported dataset's text fields).

3. Fill in all the required fields (with red asterisk) or alternatively if you imported the metadata via Data Monitor, check and add the missing information:

  • Title 
  • Contributors (people)
  • Managing organisational unit
  • Publisher (Publisher is Aalto University, if you are adding the actual dataset to ACRIS and not just metadata.)
  • Date made available (publishing date).

4. Add also the following optional fields which will increase the visibility and findability of your dataset:

  • Description
  • DOI (If you are adding the actual dataset to ACRIS one will be issued during validation process.)
  • Contact person
  • Relations to publications which might be in ACRIS.

5. Save the record with "For validation"-status. ACRIS-validators will validate your contribution.

PDF instructions on how to import metadata of the datasets to ACRIS: Importing metadata of datasets to ACRIS

PDF instructions on how to add manually datasets or metadata: Adding datasets or metadata of data to ACRIS

Back to ACRIS instructions starting page, please follow the link below:

ACRIS Instructions

Learn how to add your research outputs and other activities to ACRIS research information system.

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