Research infrastructures

Research infrastructures are a prerequisite for conducting research. They support organised research and doctoral education, as well as maintain and develop the capacity for research.
What is a research infrastructure?

Typical research infrastructures include

  • Equipment, research and measuring stations, research vessels and specialist laboratories
  • Research material collections and databases, archives and libraries
  • Telecommunications networks, centres for high-performance computing and other computing capacity
  • Infrastructure maintenance and upkeep, as well as support services provided to users.
Where can I find the research infrastructures of the University of Helsinki?

Detailed information on the University’s research infrastructures is available in the Research Portal service.

In the Research Portal, you can browse or search for infrastructures by discipline or with keywords. The infrastructure-specific contact details displayed in the Research Portal will direct you to more information.

Information pertaining to research infrastructures is also available on the websites of faculties and independent institutes. See e.g.


Open science and research infrastructures

The University of Helsinki contributes to the development and implementation of the principles of open science, also in terms of its research infrastructures.

Openness and accessibility constitute an important element of the functioning of the University’s research infrastructures. A central criterion in defining infrastructures is access to them.

In addition to national and University-level policies, infrastructures have their individual terms of use, which regulate their utilisation.

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