Training in Research Data Management and Open Science

Several training courses and materials are available to develop research data management. The training and materials listed below are suitable for researchers, students, and university service staff.


Aalto University Research Data Management Network organises a biannual webinar series on research data management (RDM) and open science. The webinars are aimed at researchers and students but are open to anyone. Participation is free and no prior knowledge is needed. Please note that we do not issue attendance certificates. All webinars are held in English.

  1. Introduction to Scientific and High-Performance Computing | February 2–4, 2022 | Recording (YouTube)
  2. Introduction to Research Data Management | March 2, 2022, at 1–2.30 PM (EET) | Slides | Recording (YouTube)
  3. How Should Open Software Be Licensed? | March 8, 2022, at 2–3 PM (EET) | Recording (YouTube)
  4. Data Management Plans: a How-to | March 10, 2022, at 1–2 PM (EET) | Slides | Recording (YouTube)
  5. Handling of Personal Data | March 16, 2022, at 1–2.30 PM (EET) | Slides | Recording (YouTube)
  6. How to Store Research Data | March 17, 2022, at 1–2 PM (EET) | Slides | Recording (YouTube)
  7. How to Share Research Data Through a Data Repository: A Zenodo Example | March 22, 2022, at 1–2.30 PM (EET)
  8. Working with Restricted Datasets | March 24, 2022, at 1–2 PM (EET)
  9. How to Store Sensitive or Confidential Data | March 30, 2022, at 1–2 PM (EET) | Slides | Recording (YouTube)
  10. Hands-on Data Anonymisation, part I & II | April 4 & 6, 2022, at 11.50 AM–15.00 PM (EET)
  11. How to Make Your Research and Code Reproducible and Reusable | April 7, 2022, at 1–2.30 PM (EET) | Slides | Recording (YouTube)
  12. Responsible conduct of research, questionable research practices... and possible cures | April 28, 2022, at 1–2 PM (EET) | Slides | Recording (YouTube)
  13. Current Trends in Academic Publishing: Publishing in Horizon Europe projects and the emerging Overlay Publishing concept | May 3, 2022, at 1–2.30 PM (EET) | Slides (part 1) | Recording (part 1) (YouTube) | Slides (part 2) | Recording (part 2) (YouTube)
  14. Legal Aspects of Research Data | May 5, 2022, at 11.30 AM–12.30 PM (EET) | Slides | Recording (YouTube)
  15. Introduction to the world of Finnish Registry Data | May 10, 2022, at 1–2 PM (EET) | Slides | Recording (YouTube)
  16. Study Pre-Registration and Registered Reports | May 12, 2022, at 1–2 PM (EET) | Recording (YouTube)


School-specific training

  1. School of Electrical Engineering | Basics of Research Data Management | March 29, 2022, at 1–2 PM (EET) | Slides
  2. School of Arts, Design and Architecture | Research Data in the Visual Arts | April 26, 2022, at 1–2 PM (EET)


Add the training schedule to your calendar

RDM events (.ics file)


Aalto Research Services publishes webinar recordings on YouTube

Previous webinars are publicly available on the Aalto Research Services YouTube channel. Please note that not all webinars are recorded and published on YouTube.

Aalto Research Services channel

Playlist: Research Data Management and Open Science Spring 2022Playlist: Research Data Management and Open Science Autumn 2021Playlist: Research Data Management and Open Science Spring 2021Playlist: Research Data Management Autumn 2020


Other materials

CSC's Research Data Management online course

  • Requires login, e.g. HAKA for Aalto community
  • A self-study online course providing the basics of research data management. Includes a downloadable certificate once you're finished.

Video playlist by CSC: Introduction to Research Data Management (CSC)

  • No login required
  • Introduction to research data management, data management plans, and CSC data management services.


Please contact [email protected]

  • If you need information or wish to suggest a topic for future RDM training
  • If you are interested in face-to-face consultations (individual researchers or research groups)
  • If you are interested in ordering a training/workshop on RDM and open science (e.g. for a department, research group, project, doctoral students).

RDM training archive

You will find the slides and recordings of the previous trainings in the archive.

Links to research data management instructions

Follow these links to navigate through research data management instructions.

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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. Here you will find links to support, services and instructions for research data management.

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