Data Management Services and Guidance

Good research data management is the basis of successful research. Furthermore, good data management is crucial for facilitating data sharing and ensuring the sustainability and accessibility of data in the long-term and therefore their re-use for future science.

Plan Data Management

Good research data management is the basis of successful research. Research data management (RDM) concerns the managing and organisation of data during as well as after the active phase of a project.

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Data management planning tool DMPTuuli »

Compute and Analyse Data

CSC has multiple options for computing and analysis, ranging from supercomputers to easy-to-use web environments. With CSC's cloud environments, you can launch and manage virtual machines, deploy storage, and create networks for your needs. 

High Performance Computing and Cloud Environments »
Expert Support in Sciences and Methods »
Scientific Software »

Data Documentation

Research data has to be documented with adequate metadata in order to be interpreted correctly. Providing comprehensive metadata according to your discipline's conventions makes your data discoverable and reusable.

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Store and Share Data

CSC has multiple options for storing and sharing data during the research project.

Services for data storage and sharing »

Open and Discover Data

Sharing and re-using data are increasingly important parts of the scientific process. When considering if you should make your data available for reuse, the rule of thumb is to make the data "as open as possible, as closed as necessary" depending on factors such as IPR and ethical issues.

Services for opening and discovering datasets »

Preserve Research Data

Digital preservation refers to ensuring continued access to digital materials for as long as necessary. The Digital Preservation Service for Research Data takes care of the digital preservation of research outputs/datasets.

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Sensitive Data Management

Sensitive data is data that needs to be protected against unauthorized access. CSC offers safe data management solutions for sensitive data throughout the data life cycle.

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Research Data Management Training Materials

CSC organises training related to RDM services and other data management related issues.