DMPTuuli (separate guide)
The library provides support to creating data management plans (DMP) and managing and describing data throughout its life cycle. The easiest way to contact us is by e-mail:
Maaria Harviainen, senior information specialist
tel. 040 710 4225
Harri Ollikainen, information specialist
tel. 050 477 5445
The open research process and the good management of the data are aimed at improving the possibilities of verifiability and repeatability of the research at various stages of the research life cycle. This way, the research results can be reused, evaluated, used in decision-making and secured by increasing digital data for future generations of researchers.
Uniarts Helsinki research data policy requires research data management (RDM) plans as part of research projects. RDM plans are a tool with which it’s easier to perceive the whole life cycle of research data, and they also help to minimize the risks involved. Research data means all the resources produced, collected or reused during the research process. This way the ethical, secure and efficient use of research data during and after the research project is secured. For these reasons research organizations and funders, such as Academy of Finland, have started to require to open the research data.
Essential for a good RDM is to describe the data adequately (metadata) and archiving it so that it’s possible to open and reuse it in the future. Well-described data is easier to discover and it also affects the visibility of the research. An RDM plan is improved during the research, but the principles should be clear from the beginning.
To help with the RDM plan, DMPTuuli tool has been introduced. It guides you step by step when writing out a plan with instructions and examples. Some research funders have exported their requirements into the tool, which should be followed. DMPTuuli plan can be co-written, and you can supplement it during the research project. A finalized plan is attached to the funding application. E.g. Academy of Finland requirements can be found from their website but also within DMPTuuli. If you wish not to use DMPTuuli, you can also write the plan according to the funders’ or research organizations’ instructions.
Read more from the library’s DMPTuuli guide.
The aims to further open science and research can be seen in funders’ requirements.
Academy of Finland requires that the research projects it funds, commit to publish the outcomes openly, including research data and methods. If the research data cannot be made openly available, the metadata must be stored in a Finnish or international data finder. (Open) metadata ensures that the research data is findable, accessible, interoperable, and re-usable (FAIR principles).
European Research Council (ERC) and Horizon 2020 require that the publications of the projects they have funded are published Open Access. Moreover, Horizon 2020 requires that the research data is open, and ERC recommends it.
Sherpa Juliet service
Sherpa Juliet service enables researchers and librarians to see funders' conditions for open access publication. It is a “searchable database and single focal point of up-to-date information concerning funders' policies and their requirements on open access, publication and data archiving”.