Research data management courses & workshops
The Data Support at the University of Helsinki organizes Research data management basics lectures and Data management plan workshops throughout the year and especially during the Academy of Finland biannual 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 2021-2022

REDCap training – overview and basic functions

After this training, you will have a baseline competency in REDCap.
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December 8th 14-16

RedCap Basics - Clinial Research

For everyone (researchers, students, personnel) who needs a secure tool for collecting clinical research data.
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February 8th 10-12
April 5th 12-14

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Others than employees of UH enroll here!

No workshops at the moment.

Enrollment in Suffeli.

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No ongoing courses at the moment. See the FAQ of the previous webinars (wiki site).

No registration needed. Two set of webinars with the same content. Link to Zoom and password in Flamma.

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No ongoing webinars at the moment. See the recordings and materials (wiki site) of the autumn 2021 webinars.

All the webinars have the same content. The webinars have two short presentations on what to write in the section 4.3 of the research plan (‘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.

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.  

If you need help and practical tips for your project, please be in contact with

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 we will get to know the very basic functionalities of RedCap, with the help of a simple example exercise that we do together.

There's one webinar in English and one in Finnish. 

This training introduces you to REDCap and allows you to explore its features. We will go through the basic functions; the process of creating a REDCap project and ending with production mode. 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. 

The primary language of the lecture will be English.  If you have any questions about this training, you can contact

Series  contains five 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.

Five 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 recorded 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 the AoF September 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.

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.