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Where to publish research data?

Research data refers to resources which the researcher produces or uses during the research process. It is needed to validate the research and it is meritorious in research if it is published. Open publication of research data is a component area of open science. Data can be stored in Finnish or international repositories. The degree of publicity can be regulated by different licenses, for example, Creative Commons (CC).

An increasing number of research funders require or recommend that both research results and research data should be open. Making research data freely accessible increases research transparency, the possibility of repetition and, therefore, the reliability. For example, the Academy of Finland urges research data to be made available in national or international repositories. Examples of repositories that meet the requirements of the Academy of Finland are the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD), FIN-CLARIN (The language bank of Finland), open data services in Finland (Avoin tiede), CERN:s Zenodo-arcive and European Data Infrastructure (EUDAT).

Sherpa/Juliet includes research funding bodies that require research data to be made freely available.

Why manage & share your data? (MIT Libraries)


Kuva: Janneke staaks (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Archiving research data and data management - recommendations at Hanken

By archiving your research data you will improve reliability, transparency, and the impact of research and enable easier and more effective utilization of research results. 

As a researcher at Hanken you can archive your research data for instance:

  1. in the research data archive managed by CSC - IDA - Storage Service. You can apply for access to IDA electronically.

  2. in the research data archive of Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) and their catalogue Aila. I that case you should contact them directly at for further assistance.

You may include information in your research plan already, about how you will manage research data and results of the project. Some research funding bodies recommends that you archive your research output open access. Read more about data management:

Research data management at Hanken

Learn more on how to manage research data in your research projects at Hanken in the guide Research data management.