Open and Discover Data - Services for Research
Open and Discover Data
Sharing and re-using data are increasingly important parts of the scientific process. When considering whether 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. Remember to consider intellectual property rights, legal and ethical issues when opening data. If it's not possible to open the data, it's recommended to open at least the descriptive metadata.
Services for opening and publishing research data
Services listed below are Finnish or produced in collaboration with CSC. Services are free-of-charge for end users. In addition to the services listed here, there are multiple recommended repositories available. You can search for suitable options at Re3data, the Registry of Research Data Repositories . If possible, use discipline-specific repositories for your data. We recommend contacting the data support of your home organisation for more guidance in opening research data.
General services for publishing data
Services not tied to a specific field of scienceFairdata services for Finnish researchers »
EUDAT B2SHARE for datasets with an international context »
EUDAT B2SHARE with tailoring for specific needs »
Life sciences and geosciences
Databases and resources for biomolecular data and spatial dataELIXIR Core Data Resources »
ELIXIR Deposition Databases for biomolecular data »
EBI data submission wizard »
Paituli spatial data service »
Social sciences and language resources
Deposition and resources for digital humanities, interviews, and language research (in text, speech, and video formats).Finnish Social Science Data Archive (Tietoarkisto) »
The Language Bank of Finland (Kielipankki) »
If you plan to share or publish your sensitive data, you must ensure that the data is appropriate and safe to share.Read more about Sensitive Data services »
When publishing or opening research data, remember to share it together with its descriptive information (metadata) so that the data can be interpreted correctly. The published data should also have a persistent identifier, which enables citations as well as a license. These allow other people to discover your data and make it reusable. You can read our guide to publishing research data in CSC Docs.
License: CC BY 4.0
Discover research data
When utilising and reusing data collected or produced by others, the origin, content, location, license, restrictions of use, and other necessary information are needed. Search services include descriptive information (metadata) on research datasets. The better the description of the dataset is, the easier it is to find and use it. Existing research datasets may be available for reuse.
Fairdata Etsin – a research data finder
With Etsin you can find research datasets from any field of science. The published metadata of datasets is open to everyone. How and who accesses the underlying research data is decided by data publishers.Go to Fairdata Etsin »
B2FIND is a discovery service based on the metadata steadily harvested from research data collections from EUDAT data centres and other repositories.Go to B2FIND »
More about EUDAT services for Finnish users »
Datasets by discipline
We host or provide access to various datasets on different platforms. You can find datasets for biosciences, chemistry, digital humanities, geosciences, language research, and social sciences.AVAA open data publishing platform »
Paituli spatial data service »
Datasets available for computing (by disclipline) »