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Research Data: Front Page

The LibGuides of the Tampere University of Technology and University of Helsinki have been utilised in drafting this guide.

Ten Simple Rules for the Care and Feeding of Scientific Data

How can you as a researcher increase the value of your data as well as get credit for it? By following the ten simple rules for the care and feeding of scientific data:

  1. Love your data, and help others love it, too.
  2. Share your data online, with a permanent identifier.
  3. Conduct science with a particular level of reuse in mind.
  4. Publish workflow as context.
  5. Link your data to your publications as often as possible.
  6. Publish your code (even the small bits).
  7. State how you want to get credit.
  8. Foster and use data repositories.
  9. Reward colleagues who share their data properly.
  10. Be a booster for data science. 

Goodman A, Pepe A, Blocker AW, Borgman CL, Cranmer K, et al. (2014) Ten Simple Rules for the Care and Feeding of Scientific Data . PLoS Comput Biol 10(4).

Research Data and the Data Policy of the University of Turku


Data is digital material that does not include any interpretation. Research data can also refer to data created, adapted or expanded during research. The data policy refers to the organisation's guidelines on data management. These definitions are based on the Open Science and Research Handbook

The data policy of the University of Turku describes the University-level principles and policies that are related to the collection, use and management of research data. The data policy of the University concerns digital data, which can include measurements, statistics, digital images, recordings, transcriptions of interviews, survey data or observations based on fieldwork.

Publishing your research

Alexandrine Cheronet, Springer: Publishing Your Research: “Writing a scientific paper and submitting to the right journal"
Wednesday 22nd of November, at 10am—12 AM, Educarium, EDU1.

- see the lecture in Echo360-service

Contact information

Faculty of Humanities: Katri Ojaniemi (history, culture and arts studies) ja Sari H. Huttunen (languages, linguistics & translation studies)
Faculty of Education: Leena Tonttila
Turku School of Economics: Tuulia Salovaara
Faculty of Medicine: Jouni Leinonen
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences: Anna-Kaarina Linna
Faculty of Law: Johanna M. Viitanen
Faculty of Social Sciences: Mikko Pennanen