Research data management courses & workshops

The Data Support at the University of Helsinki organizes Research data management (RDM) basics lectures and Data management plan workshops throughout the year and especially during the Research Council of Finland's calls.

You can find the detailed course descriptions and timetable below.

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We also arrange tailor made workshops. Contact UH Data Support to request a workshop to match your needs.

Workshops and courses 2024

Enrol to a specific lecture in Lyyti by clicking on the date and time.

Unless otherwise noted, courses are held online.

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Enrol to a specific lecture in Lyyti by clicking on the date and time.

Unless otherwise noted, courses are held online.

REDCap Training – Surveys

September 17th 2024 14-16 (in Finnish)

November 5th 2024 13-15 (in English)

REDCap for Clinical Research

October 9th 2024 10-12 (in English)

December 3rd 2024 10-12 (in Finnish)

Four webinars on topics related to effective and responsible data management, which will complement the Research Data Management basics lectures.

Each theme will be addressed through discussion or case studies. Some of the modules are accompanied by material in advance. The training will be delivered by experts from the university's data support network, from the IT centre to lawyers and the library.

You can attend all sessions or just the one most relevant to your project.  The webinar series will be held in Finnish in the spring and in English in the autumn.

See the FAQ of the previous webinars (wiki site).

All the webinars have the same content. The webinars have two short presentations on what to write in the section 4.1 of the research plan about open science, one is about open access and the other about data management. After each presentation there's a Q&A session where you can ask questions. No registration needed.

See the recordings and materials here.

The training focuses on anonymizing research data in a pragmatic manner. It deals with the anonymization of both quantitative and qualitative textual material.

This training session is for UH researchers, staff, and anyone interested in the topic of data anonymization. 

Registration in Lyyti. Zoom-link is only send for registered participants.


  • Personal data vs. anonymous data
  • Anonymization of quantitative data
  • Anonymization of qualitative data

Finnish Social Data Archive experts tell us about anonymization using practical examples.

Participation does not require prior preparation, but please read beforehand from the Data Management Guidelines section about anonymization and personal data.

The training includes teamwork on both qualitative and quantitative material. All participants participate in both group work. You don’t need to know the right answers, so don’t worry, but it is good to discuss and think together. The following data examples are discussed in the groups:

Qualitative data example

Quantitative data example

We recommend that you look at the examples beforehand.

Course descriptions

An introductory lecture to the basic concepts of research data management.  

We will go through the following topics: what is data, ethical & legal compliance, data documentation, storing solutions by UH IT Services, opening, publishing and archiving research data.  

The primary language of the lecture will be English. Help and instructions are also available in Finnish.

REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. In this webinar you will learn

  • Building a REDCap project where the data is collected at the clinic by study personnel and/or with surveys directly from study participants
  • Longitudinal data collection
  • Other functionalities according to participant interest
  • No previous experience on REDCap is needed. 

If you have any questions about this training, you can contact

This training introduces you to REDCap and allows you to explore its features. We will go through the basic functions and create a survey. We will shortly discuss the issues you have to pay attention to when collecting sensitive data. No previous experience is needed. After this training, you will have a baseline competency in REDCap. 

If you have any questions about this training, you can contact

Series contains four webinars where we go through key themes required in effective and ethically sound research data management. The webinar series elaborates themes and details introduced in RDM Basics lectures

The webinar sessions consist of 30 minutes introduction to the theme given by the experts of the Data Support network and 60 minutes Q'n'A session, where participants can ask questions. Both the introductory presentations and frequently asked questions will be published in Data Support network for later use. Also, further reading and studying material will be provided.

Webinar sessions are open for anyone. The emphasis will be on questions related to the Research Council of Finland's Winter call, whose applicants are required to outline a feasible DMP (Data Management Plan) in order to start their projects in University of Helsinki following the positive funding decision.

All the webinar material will be available here

A hands-on workshop on best practices what to take into account when writing a Data Management Plan (DMP).  

During the workshop we will go through the general structure of a DMP and give tips on what to write to the different sections. You can work with your own DMP with the help of experts from Data SupportDMPTuuli, a tool for writing the plan, is also introduced.  

If the topics of the DMP are very unfamiliar to you, it is recommended to participate ‘Research data management basic lecture’ first. The primary language of the workshop will be English. Help and instructions are also available in Finnish.