What it takes: Open your research data

University of Helsinki Data support organizes a research data opening webinar “What it takes: open your research data” on 25th of March 13-15. Four Finnish data archives and service providers will introduce themselves and tackle questions related how research data can be opened.  

The University of Helsinki aims to open research methods, results as well as data as much as possible for the research community and society (see UH's research data policy). Moreover, making research data open and available is currently required by many research funders. However, opening data raises many questions for researchers, and it is not always clear where and how to make research data available. 

Place: Zoom Webinar address:  http://bit.ly/datarepozoom

Meeting ID: 680 7978 3932

Passcode: 026995

Time: Thursday, 25 March 2021 at 13–15 

What it takes: Open your research data  

13:00-13:05 Opening words: Tanja Lindholm, Helsinki University Data Support 

13:05-13:20 Francesca Morello, Elixir Finland  

13:20-13:35 Mietta Lennes, The Language Bank of Finland

13:35-13:50 Tuomas Alaterä, Finnish Social Sciences Data Archive

13:50-14:05 Discussion 


14:10-14:25 Kari Lahti, Finnish Biodiversity Info Facility

14:25-14:40 Jouni Tikkanen, a journalist and a writer

14:40-14:55 Discussion 

14:55-15:00 Closing words 

To clarify these issues, University of Helsinki Data Support will hold an event to shed light on the topic of opening data. At the event, four Finnish data archives and service providers will be introduced and will tackle questions related to the opening of research data. In addition, journalist and writer Jouni Tikkanen will discuss what archives he utilized in his latest book Lauma.  

The event provides answers to questions about what it takes to open data and what it means in practice. The experts from the data archives will explain the requirements of different archives for opening data. During the event, we will discuss what needs to be taken into account at a very early stage when planning to open data – for example, what kind of metadata does opening require, and who owns the data after it is opened as well as what are the benefits of open data.  

Everyone – students, researchers as well as research support staff – interested in open data issues is warmly welcome to the event. The event will be held in English.

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