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Write an effective data management plan − Last minute tips for Academy applicants

In the past years funders have started to request a data management plan (DMP) along with the actual research plan when applying for funding. What should be now taken into account in the research plan about data management?

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Onwards to data-driven world, part 3: IT industry and jobs of the future

In the previous blog post I described how data-driven approach will change the software development landscape. Here I continue the path upwards to what it means to the software industry and especially programming jobs.

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Open access materials data in NOMAD

The NOMAD Repository and Archive (Novel Materials Discovery) distributes data related to materials science, a discipline incorporating physics, chemistry and engineering in order to design and discover new materials. The repository and archive provide the data under a Creative Commons license in raw and processed formats.

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Onwards to data-driven world, part 2: From programming to data-driven programming

Data-driven programming can be defined as programming where program statements describe operations, transformations or queries over data instead of describing a sequence of steps to take.

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Language technology paving the way for digital humanities

Computational methods are nothing new in digital humanities and social sciences but language research has a special tool that puts it ahead of the pack: language technology, a field that combines linguistics and computer science.

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What a researcher should know about persistent identifiers

Even the most useful information has no practical value if nobody can access it. Digitalization only aggravates the problem. Persistent identifiers (PID) are the internet’s way to point at documents and other items that should remain findable as long as possible.

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What to take into consideration when compiling research material?

Research material management begins already before collecting the data itself. At the very least, it is important to know who the target users are and how they are going to use it, as well as how they will be able to access the data and with what kind of rights.

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The Language Bank of Finland serves digital humanities and social sciences

The Language Bank began as CSC’s science support branch for language research. The last few years have seen the Language Bank also actively seek to reach out to other digital humanities and social sciences.

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Onwards to data-driven world, part 1: Where are we heading to?

Data driven forces of digitalisation, automation, artificial intelligence, and autonomous agents are all driven by software. Software is both the starting point and the final destination. Everything needs to start from something that is controlled by software, or at least observed by it.

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Tackling coronavirus with scientific databases

Coronavirus can be overcome through international cooperation and sharing of data, and electronic research infrastructures can help with this. They include hardware, information networks, databases and services that together make up a network of global information exchange. Finland is a member of these infrastructures and the benefits are undeniable.

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Corona tsunami

When researchers are developing a vaccine against coronavirus, they use open biological databases and data-intensive computing. CSC is a partner in this effort. It has opened a priority lane facilitating coronavirus research and provides access to supercomputing and management of data across national borders (European Data Space, Digital Europe).

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Crunching NGS data on Pouta Cloud

Modern next-generation sequencing technologies have revolutionized the research on genetic variants.

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CSC for sensitive data — because your data is worth it (and should be kept that way)

While ePouta has been successful in providing our institutional customers a safe and robust platform for their sensitive data processing, it has lately become very clear that something more is desperately needed.

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Data for the future – CSC’s Data and PID policies

Data is often too important and valuable to be handled carelessly. Our revised data policy and new policy for persistent identifiers support us in achieving our strategic goals and promote the best data management practices.

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Suomen tulee olla digitalisaation suunnannäyttäjä

CSC:n tavoitteet ja tehtävät tulevalle hallitukselle pohjautuvat strategisiin linjauksiimme siitä, miten suomalaisen tutkimuksen, koulutuksen, kulttuurin ja julkishallinnon kilpailukykyä edistetään.

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Missä olet, Sirkku Sokeritoppa?

Kieltämättä 2000-luvun internet-yritysten perustajat näyttävät päässeen käsiksi samanlaisiin rikkauksiin kuin öljykenttien omistajat 1800-luvun lopulla. Facebookin kassaan kilisee 200 000 dollaria minuutissa, ja sen voittoprosentti on 50. Millä edellytyksillä Suomeen voisi syntyä tällaisia rahasampoja? Missä ovat Sirkut, Sakarit ja Danit, jotka näitä sampoja kehittävät Suomessa?

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