Training to support research
The aim of training is to increase the knowledge of Aalto faculty and staff about different external funding opportunities, improve the success rate of research funding applications and increase awareness of funders' terms and conditions, as well as of Aalto's project management procedures. Additionally, e.g. legal issues regarding contracts, commercialization of research results and patenting, academic writing, research project ethics, research data management policies and open access publishing principles are covered. Project work and presentation skills training are also available.
The main target audience is Aalto's faculty. Some of the training is, however, also aimed at doctoral students and service staff.
As an easy starting material please see this interactive guide for entry level services for research.
Training to support research in Workday Learning
You will find training to support research in Workday Learning. You can access Workday Learning from your Workday homepage, through this link or by clicking the icon below. You can search for training opportunities by topic or by keyword.
In these training events, both funding agency specific and general instructions for writing good research funding applications are given. The focus is on supporting the Academy of Finland, Business Finland and EU Horizon funding applications. More information on research funding possibilities can be found here.
You will find training to research funding in Workday Learning: http://workday.aalto.fi/ -> Learning -> Topics -> Supporting Research.
The focus of the training event is on the intellectual property rights of research results, legal issues regarding contracts, and commercialization.
Annual "What researchers need to know about IP and Personal Data" training: Workday --> Learning -> Topics -> Supporting Research.
Proper research data management practices improve the conditions of research, create a competitive advantage and strengthen the Unversity's societal impact. Aalto University provides training for optimal use of research data. Research Data Management training material (recordings and slides) are available here.
Aalto University supports open access to scientific publications and provides help and training for storing scientific articles and conference publications in ACRIS publications repository.
You will find training to publishing in Workday Learning: http://workday.aalto.fi/ -> Learning -> Topics -> Supporting Research.
Training events provide practical tips and methods for daily project management. Managing a research project through its whole life-cycle is covered. More information on project management can be found here.
You will find training to project management in Workday Learning: http://workday.aalto.fi/ -> Learning -> Topics -> Supporting Research.
The courses provide tools and writing techniques for academic writing.
Scientific Computing in Practice is a lecture series at Aalto University hosted by Science IT project. The course consists of hands-on tutorials and lectures covering most of the practical aspects of scientific computing at Aalto. Lectures are open for the entire Aalto community as well as our partners at FGCI consortium.
Examples of topics covered at different lectures: HPC crash course, Triton kickstarts, Parallel programming models: MPI and OpenMP, GPU computing, Python for scientists, Data analysis with R and/or Python, Matlab, HTCondor, Linux Shell Scripting, Code development tools and others. See details at scicomp.aalto.fi/training/scip.
You'll find more information here.
Aalto IT Security Team provides Information Security Management (ISMS) training on Workday (https://workday.aalto.fi/) -> Learning -> Topics -> ISMS. The course covers security and privacy topics.
IT Center for Science (CSC) offers service-specific trainings which contain also security advice. The training calendar is available online: CSC Customer training - CSC Company Site.
More information about security trainings can be asked from [email protected]
IT competence and digital tools
All the training for the IT competences and digital tools can be found at page https://www.aalto.fi/en/services/training-for-it-and-digital-tools or you can browse Workday (https://workday.aalto.fi/) -> Learning -> Topics -> IT competence and digital tools.
IT trainings provided by our partners like Microsoft and CSC are usually visible in events page https://www.aalto.fi/en/events and can be reflected to corresponding pages in aalto.fi e.g. all cloud computing events can be see on page https://www.aalto.fi/en/services/cloud-computing.
Time to level up community
Time to level up is a community promoting the ways you can employ new (and not so new) technologies and techniques to make your work and study a breeze. Read more about #timetolevelup community: https://www.aalto.fi/en/timetolevelup
IT current topics and on-boarding
Aalto IT Thursday News presents current topics of general interest for all Aalto community on the first Thursday of every month. Two times in a year, usually in a June and December, IT Thursday day is reserved for the IT on-boarding/orientation, which cover all the basic IT tools needed to succeed in Aalto. Other days Thursdays are covering on-going and coming IT topics from all Aalto Digitalization areas: Teaching and Learning, Research and Innovations, Campus, Partnerships, Communications and Joint Services. Read more about https://wiki.aalto.fi/display/ITStopics/Schedule+for+topics
The Aalto University Learning Centre offers training in information retrieval skills to support learning, teaching and research activities. The aim of the training is to assist in the selection of information sources, facilitate information retrieval and assessment and offer tools for information management. Read more: http://libguides.aalto.fi/information_skills
The training focuses on the elements of persuasive speaking and presentation skills, and gives useful and practical tips and feedback for your presentations.
You will find training to presentation skills in Workday Learning: http://workday.aalto.fi/ -> Learning -> Topics -> Communication.