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This is a working area dedicated to the support and updates of RDA Finnish Node. The Node is hosted at CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd., hence actively acting as a mediator and promoting RDA in Finland and also abroad.

National Node acts as the local point of contact between national data practioners and RDA. Our aim as one of the existing nine nodes is to:

  • Support data research at a national/local level, promoting the RDA vision and results, ensuring capillary uptake of RDA principles
  • Synergise with national, European & global organisations in concrete actions to facilitate uptake of RDA recommendations and principles
  • Act as a central contact point between national/regional data practitioners and RDA, interacting with national research funding bodies
  • Contribute to the definition of European data policies
  • Contribute to the definition of RDA’s strategy and participate in RDA processes

This working area connects researchers working with research data in Finland, and enables them to interconnect with broader RDA activities through e.g. RDA Working and Interest Groups. We are continuously looking for researchers, research communities and private sector actors, who are interested in testing and adopting RDA outputs and recommendations, and are happy to give advice in different stages of this process.


Feel free to register by clicking on the 'Join' link on the right. You will be automatically subscribed to the group newsletter and will receive all RDA in Finland updates. Don't hesitate to share your own updates via posts to the mailing list or group calendar.



1st Nordic FAIR data stewardship workshop

On behalf of NeIC, we hereby announce the first workshop on FAIR data management in the Nordics. This is a second (and final) attempt at organizing such an event.

16 to 02
May to June

FAIR data stewardship; an introduction

We offer an online 3-day introduction course in FAIR data stewardship with some hands-on exercises.

08 to 10

NeIC sponsored course on FAIR data stewardship (Oslo, Norway)

On behalf of NeIC ( we offer an on-site 3-day course on FAIR data stewardship with some hands-on exercises.


On the road towards interoperability

As the Finnish research data management landscape is maturing, questions of interoperability are becoming more concrete.


Continuous call for external evaluators

RDA Europe 4.0 project is seeking applicants to become external evaluators for proposals to be funded by the project.


RDA EU Expert & Early Career grants for 13th Plenary, 2-4 April 2019, Philadelphia, US

RDA Europe ( continues its series of support programmes for data researchers and practitioners and has opened two


Research Data Breakfast

See the recording and slides from the event here.

Inspired by the Research Data Alliance (RDA) national node meeting in June, we have invited Hilary Hanahoe, Secretary General of RDA to Finland on 14 August, 2018. We will organize an open event Research Data Breakfast at Tiedekulma in Helsinki. This event brings together research data actors and practitioners in an informal way to discuss the current research data landscape and collaboration possibilities. After the presentations, there is an opportunity to get to know Fairdata and EUDAT services more closely, presented by CSC experts.

Please join us and invite your colleagues to the event!


RDA and FAIR: supporting Finnish researchers

Welcome to the biannual RDA Finland seminar on 6 June 2018 at the LSC auditorium! This time the theme of the get-together is "RDA and FAIR: supporting Finnish researchers".


RDA Finland Autumn 2017 Meeting

You are warmly welcome to hear an update on RDA and its latest outputs after the 10th RDA P