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Research Data

Research Data

Research data lifecycle. A circular list of processes: planning, collecting & capturing, processing, analysing, publishing & sharing, preserving, reusing and finally back to planning at the beginning.

Research data is data created during the research process. Research data can be used to justify or reproduce the research results. Different kinds of research data include:

  • measurements
  • data collected by surveys and interviews
  • recordings and videos
  • research diaries
  • notes
  • programmes and source codes created during the research
  • source materials collected by the researcher (e.g. biological samples, artefacts, text samples)
  • data created using earlier data

Image source: Advanced Information Research Skills (AIRS), Library, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) (CC BY-NA-SA).

Research Data and the Data Policy of the University of Turku

The data policy of the University of Turku describes the University-level principles and policies that are related to the collection, use and management of research data. The data policy of the University concerns only digital data.

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Faculty of Humanities: Sari H. Huttunen
Faculty of Education: Leena Tonttila
Turku School of Economics: Tuulia Salovaara
Faculty of Medicine: Jouni Leinonen
Faculty of Science and Engineering: Anna-Kaarina Linna
Faculty of Law: Johanna M. Viitanen
Faculty of Social Sciences: Leena Tonttila