Research permit

A separate permit is needed for all studies, theses, surveys and development projects carried out at the University of Helsinki’s teacher training schools in which data pertaining to the pupils, students or staff of the schools is collected or processed.

You can download the research permit application form (in Finnish). Completed applications and the relevant attachments can be submitted here. Make sure that all required information and attachments are included when submitting the application. Deficient applications or missing attachments can delay the granting of a research permit. 

Applicants for research permits are expected to have familiarised themselves with valid legislation pertaining to the processing of personal data and research data. Taking into consideration the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU is particularly important.

Separate consent for study participation must be obtained from guardians of children under 15 years of age. Without such consent, children under 15 years of age cannot participate in research. Adolescents between 15 and 17 years of age can independently consent to participating in studies carried out at the educational institution, but in such cases their guardians must be notified in advance of the study.

The processing of applications submitted during the academic year takes approximately six weeks.