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 biannual calls.

You can find the detailed course descriptions and timetable below.

Enrol in the courses in Lyyti by clicking on the specific date and time. If you have any problems with enrolment, please contact: datasupport@helsinki.fi.

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

Workshops and courses 2023-2024

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

Unless otherwise noted, courses are held online.

City Center:

March 20th 2024 10-12 (in Finnish)

April 16th 2024 12-14 (in English)

Kumpula & Meilahti & Viikki:

March 13th 2024 12-14 (in English)

April 8th 2024 13-15 (in Finnish)

May 16th 2024 10-12 (in English)

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

Unless otherwise noted, courses are held online.

REDCap training – overview and basic functions

After this training, you will have a baseline competency in REDCap.

March 5th 2024 13-15

May 14th 2024 12-14

REDCap Basics - Clinical Research

For everyone (researchers, students, personnel) who needs a secure tool for collecting clinical research data.
Enrol by clicking on the date and time:

April 16th 2024 10-12

 

 

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

RDM Advanced 1: Ethics and Law 

RDM Advanced 2: IT and Storing Solutions During the Project 

RDM Advanced 3: Documentation and Metadata 

RDM Advanced 4: Archiving, Publishing and Licensing Your Data; Resources and Responsibilities 

Presentations available here

No registration needed.  Link to Zoom and password is in Flamma

If you don't have University of Helsinki's credentials, contact: datasupport@helsinki.fi

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.

January 9th 2024 14.15-15.45

Link to Zoom and password: 
https://helsinki.zoom.us/j/68808264508?pwd=WW9tbi9HQW1adWFUWnJPdkhhbnNPUT09
Meeting ID: 688 0826 4508
Passcode: 319734

See the recordings and materials here.

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

The webinars are in English but help is available also in Finnish. If you have any questions about this training, you can contact redcap-support@helsinki.fi

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 redcap-support@helsinki.fi

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.