Published June 20, 2022 | Version v1
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Survey of the Finnish Research Data Management (RDM) training 2020-2021

  • 1. Turku University Library
  • 2. Tampere University
  • 3. University of Helsinki
  • 4. Aalto University
  • 5. Finnish Environment Institute


Here we describe the results of The Research Data Management Training Survey. The survey was sent to 74 Finnish research organizations of which 36 responded. The aim of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of what kind of research data management (RDM) training activities are provided by different Finnish organizations, in particular, we tried to get the answers to the following questions: 

  • What type of research data management training organizations provide? 
  • Are training offerings formal courses which are integrated into study  programmes or more informal in nature?   
  • Are there any credits awarded for completion? 
  • Which RDM topics are covered and are there any gaps in the training offerings? 
  • Are training offerings offered regularly? 
  • Which organizational units and members of the staff are involved at the institutional level? 
  • Are training offerings provided for different levels of learners, e.g., beginner vs. professional or undergraduate vs. researcher level? 

This report is intended to give an insight of the current situation of RDM training offerings for the organizations that participated in the survey. The report helps organizations to plan their future training and help to develop their teaching and training initiatives in RDM as well as provide comprehensive base for those yet in a planning phase. 


Appendix 1 Research Data Management Training Survey - Google Forms.pdf

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Dataset: 10.5281/zenodo.6651339 (DOI)