About Us

Research Data Services at Tampere higher education community helps you manage your research data. Our service comprehends Library, IT Services, Research Services, Records Management and Legal Service Team together with The Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD).

We offer service, tools and training for gathering, documenting, storing and sharing the research data. Our service ­supports the implementation of FAIR in all phases of your research project.


The library data support offers help and guidance to research data management. We comment on data management plans and arrange education and guidance. You will find useful information and guidance about the research data management from our Research Data Management guide. We are also promoting strongly open science actions and practices locally and nationally as well as internationally.

For research projects, we also offer data manager services. A data manager is a data management professional whose tasks are tailored to the needs of each research project. The tasks can include for example data and risk management planning, compilation of the data management plan (DMP), support with data protection documentation, or data wrangling. The data manager works as a member of the project team and part of the salary is covered by the project budget according to the allocated working hours. Please contact us, so we can discuss your needs with data management.

IT Services

We offer ICT services for the researchers of the higher education community for the entire life cycle of the research. Research groups and researchers can get advice on purchasing and installing special applications for research at software and hardware support. We offer support also for computation and processing.

Research Services

Research and Innovation Services supports researchers and research teams with all issues related to competitive research funding throughout the project life cycle. The teams in the unit support in planning of the research proposals and applying for funding, advise on project management, assist with the exploitation and commercialization of the research results, and in other matters related to innovations.  In addition, the unit assist with ethical reviews and statements of the ethical acceptance of the proposed research.

Legal Services Team

The Legal Services team provides legal advice and services to the researchers. We help researchers with questions related to research contracts, legislation, copyrights and patents.

Records Management

Records management team helps researchers in questions related to storing and preserving research materials. Tampere University’s Information Management Plan (Tiedonohjaussuunnitelma TOS) provides guidelines for handling research related and other administrative records by specifying e.g. records publicity and records preservation schedules. The Tampere University Information Management Plan is scheduled to be completed in 2021. (The old plans of former University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology are still applied to all research related record collections that have been gathered before Jan 1st, 2019.) Tampere University of Applied Sciences follows its own filing plan.

The Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD)

The Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) provides a single point of access to a wide range of digital research data for learning, teaching and research purposes. FSD archives both quantitative and qualitative data, provides support in data archiving and reuse, and helps with data management and anonymisation. All datasets archived at FSD are available on the Aila Data Service. FSD will handle the long-term preservation and dissemination of your research data securely and reliably. FSD’s Data Management Guidelines contain practical instructions on managing digital research data in all stages of the data lifecycle.