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

Finnish Information Hub - Tutkimustietovaranto

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

The ORCID Connector service links ORCID IDs of the researchers of the University of Oulu to the information systems - like OuluCRIS -  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