Research Data Guide

Managing research data

Finnish research data services

CSC´s FAIR-data service catalogue helps to find appropriate DM services and tools for all data life cycle stages:computing & analyzing; storing & sharing; opening & discovering; preserving. 

CSC´s services for sensitive data

CSC´s storage comparison table All Finnish open data from one place

UOulu disk resources for research

Directories for finding data repositories

Criteria for choosing a data repository

  • Back- up? Security?
  • Permanent identifiers like DOI or URN?
  • Who can save new data to repository/archive?
  • Long term archiving?
  • Is the repository multidisciplinary or discipline specific? 
    • If discipline specific also metadata are discipline specific  
    • If multidisciplinary searching may be more challenging (e.g. technical or method-specific contents)
  • For what kind of data is the repository aimed 
    • Variables are more detailed if data is of specific kind
    • Sensitive archives have restrictions concerning access for research data
  • Is the archive international? Is Finnish archive part of international archive consortium?
  • Data archive offered by science journal?
    • Linking to actual publication (article) works well
    • Continuity of the archive may be uncertain
    • Suitable for short term research data archiving

Finnish research data archives are one option as well as data archives offered by your own research institution.

Horizon  Europe: Requirements of trusted repositories (p. 156)

CoreTrustSeal Standards and Certification Board. (2022). CoreTrustSeal Requirements 2023-2025 (V01.00). Zenodo.

OpenAIRE: How to select a repository? 

UOulu data helpdesk


Data Stewards at UOulu

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Finnish Information Hub - Tutkimustietovaranto

The Finnish Research Information Hub service portal (Tutkimustietovaranto)  researchers and organizations with all research outputs:

The ORCID Connector service links your ORCID ID to the information systems of the University of Oulu 

International data repositories

Learn how to make your code in GitHub citable with GitHub & Zenodo-integration. Below are some useful links:

Journals about research data

Data in Brief provides a way for researchers to easily share and reuse each other's datasets by publishing data articles that:

  • Thoroughly describe your data, facilitating reproducibility.
  • Make your data, which is often buried in supplementary material, easier to find.
  • Increase traffic towards associated research articles and data, leading to more citations.
  • Open up doors for new collaborations.

Other data journals:

  • Biodiversity Data Journal
  • Biomedical Data Journal
  • BMC Research Notes
  • The CODATA Data Science Journal
  • Data Science Journal
  • Earth System Science Data
  • F1000Research
  • Genomics Data
  • Geoscience Data Journal
  • GigaScience
  • International Journal of Robotics Research
  • Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data
  • Journal of Open Archeology Data
  • Journal of Open Psychology Data
  • Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data
  • Matters
  • Open Health Data
  • Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Scientific Data