DARIAH-FI workshop "Reuse & sustainability: Open Science and social sciences and humanities research infrastructures"

Workshop organised by DARIAH-FI and supported by DARIAH-EU

Time: Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 10:00 – 16:00

Place: Runeberg hall, University of Helsinki main building (Fabianinkatu 33, 2nd floor)

Attendance is free, but places are limited and lunch will be served, so please register by 6 October 2019 via this link: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/99811/lomake.html.


Research practices in core humanities fields have developed over centuries, in contrast to the revolution in digital methods that is happening at breakneck speed. New methods are definitely out there, but it may prove difficult to change best practices in a particular field without national collaboration. Simultaneously, as data-intensive social sciences and humanities (SSH) research transitions from project-based tools towards national and international research infrastructures, new questions about sustainability arise.

  • How can we ensure that the data and tools used in Digital Humanities and Social Data Sciences are reusable?
  • What can new SSH research infrastructures learn about sustainability and distributed infrastructure networks from more established RIs in natural sciences?

Aimed at anyone using computational methods in SSH research and especially those thinking about foundational questions of digital infrastructure in the humanities and social sciences, this workshop will focus on the preconditions of reusing data and tools (documentation, best practices). We will also learn how Instruct Finland, a national, integrated structural biology network, supports state-of-the-art research, and hear about the latest developments regarding the SSH Open Marketplace, developed in conjunction with the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC).


10:00 – 10:15 Welcome
10:15 – 11:15

Session 1: Preconditions of reusing data and tools

Leo Lahti, Associate Professor, University of Turku

11:25 – 12:15

Session 2: Instruct Finland research infrastructure in structural biology

Hanna Oksanen, Adjunct Professor, University of Helsinki

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:15

Session 3: Discovering tools and services: the SSH Open Marketplace

Laure Barbot, European Project Officer, DARIAH-EU

14:15 – 14:35 DARIAH-FI: an introduction

Mikko Tolonen, Assistant Professor, University of Helsinki
14:35 – 15:45 (incl. coffee break) Session 4: Current and future possibilities of Finnish SSH research infrastructures
15:45 – 16:00 Closing remarks


The Finnish Research Infrastructure for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences (DARIAH-FI) is developed by a national consortium as a researcher-driven ecosystem of services including 1) access and documentation mechanisms; 2) enrichment and analysis tools that allow scholars to make use of massive data sets and computational approaches as part of their research; and 3) dissemination of best practices in data-intensive SSH research. For more information, please contact Prof. Mikko Tolonen, mikko.tolonen@helsinki.fi.


If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please email project coordinator Tuuli Tahko, tuuli.tahko@helsinki.fi.