Research Data Management (RDM) and Open Science

Good research data management enables open science. Aalto University provides services, instructions and support to help researchers manage their data well. These pages are a collection of instructions and services available at Aalto, with links to selected external instructions added on.

Support and training for research data management

Aalto University offers support in data management through the dedicated [email protected] email service which provides researchers with personalised assistance. We also have a network of Data Agents, who are researchers specialising in research data, that are based at departments to help with the discipline-specific challenges of research data. Aalto University also provides a broad range of training sessions, which are also free and open to participants from outside of the university.

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Data Agents

Data Agents are researchers who work to improve data management in their department, school, or unit.

RDM & Open Science training

Training in Research Data Management and Open Science

We offer free and open to all training in research data management and open science.


Funders' open science requirements

Research funders want to promote open science and research, which is why they set requirements for the openness of research publications and data they are funding. European Commission (EC) and Academy of Finland are participating in the open access initiative Plan S, which affects the open access and open data requirements in calls starting in 2021.

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Learn about research data management

Take a look at these detailed guides to learn how to manage your research data from planning your research to publishing the results.

Introduction to research data management

Properly managed research data creates competitive edge and is an important part of a high-quality research process.

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Data Management Plan (DMP)

A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a formal document that specifies how research data are handled during and after a research project.

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Storage services for research data

Store your data in a service that enables backups, confidentiality or collaboration as needed.

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Data documentation, folder organization, and describing datasets in repositories

Data documentation, organization, and publishing and describing datasets in data repositories helps to ensure the usability and comprehensibility of your research data.

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Publishing and reusing open data

Overview and instructions to services for sharing and publishing research data

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How to handle personal data in research?

Recognize whether you are processing personal data and follow these instructions to handle it correctly.

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Publishing and commercialization – Can I have both?

When following the guidelines presented in this page, it is possible to both commercialize and publish your research results.


Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

These are answers to the most common questions on research data management.

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RDM & Open Science training
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How can the Aalto Data Agents help you?

Data Agents extend Aalto University's data support services with discipline-specific expertise.
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Learn How to Properly Manage Research Data

We offer free training in research data management and open science. Register now!
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Aalto RDM & Open Science Training Attracted 2,800 Registrations This Academic Year

The webinars continue to be highly rated and most are already publicly available on YouTube.
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