University of Helsinki Data archive

The service for long-term preservation of research datasets (PAS) at the University of Helsinki safeguards the preservation of digital research datasets produced at the University. Research data are preserved in the UH Data archive in frozen form, which means that their content cannot be edited in the service.

The service is free of charge to researchers.
Safe long-term preservation

The Data archive of the University of Helsinki is a curated service. The service ensures that the data it contains remain comprehensible and usable for decades if not centuries. Among other things, the service process assesses the technical suitability of data.

Use an electronic form to offer your research data to the University of Helsinki Data archive.

In matters of long-term preservation, you can reach out to the University’s Data Support: datasupport@helsinki.fi.

Research data for future generations

The aim is to preserve data in the University of Helsinki Data archive using persistent and open file formats. The data in the service will be updated to new file formats alongside software updates. This will ensure that the data remain usable even for future generations.

The service is free of charge to researchers and the preservation decision is made by the faculty research committee.

In preparing data, observe the official University of Helsinki guide to preservation.