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EU General Data Protection Regulation – what should we know about it?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was ratified in the spring of 2016 and steps are being taken to make the new regulation applicable during the two-year transition period, which ends on 25 August 2018. The aim of the GDPR is to provide up-to-date, comprehensive and uniform data protection for the European Union. In addition, an effort is being made to improve the level of confidence in online services, thus promoting the development of the EU's internal digital market. Now is a good time to learn more about the regulation and give thought to how organizations, such as higher education institutions, should prepare themselves for the changes that it will bring about.

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There's a cloud for every problem

Cloud services have risen from the rough-and-tumble of start-ups to the desks of IT decision-makers, thus making the term 'cloud' a household word. Of course, the name of a cloud service does not say a whole lot about it, and descriptions sometimes leave a bit to be desired. The following description shines some light on the world of clouds.

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Open source code accelerates product development

Some fifty attendees, broadly representing the leading edge of research and development in the Finnish electromechanical industry. The final seminar of the SEMTEC project presented the project results achieved over the past couple years, such as faster, more user-friendly and more accurate simulation models. Several of the presentations shared a common denominator: the Elmer tool, which is an open source multiphysical simulation software developed primarily by CSC. The expertise gained during the project was distilled into new features for Elmer.

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Työnä internetin turvallisuus

On väitetty, että suomalainen joutuu todennäköisemmin rikoksen uhriksi tietoverkoissa kuin tosielämässä. Näin uskoo vakaasti myös F-Securen tutkimusjohtaja Mikko Hyppönen. Esimerkkejä tästä tietoturva-alan pioneeri kohtaa harva se päivä.

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Get your data under control – MyData in research and education

Large volumes of data about all of us are continually accumulating in a variety of registers, but it's difficult to harness fragmentised information stored in numerous different places. MyData appears to offer a solution by placing people at the centre of data management.

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Research competitiveness must be safeguarded

"National resources for scientific computing should be renewed during this governmental term, and preparations for this should begin now", write Kimmo Koski and Taina Pihlajaniemi.

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IT Days for Higher Education – Will a Digitalist Crash into Privacy Protection?

The IT Days for Higher Education saw over 500 IT decision-makers and experts in specialty fields from Finnish higher education institutions convene in the Finlandia Hall.

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Collaboration is strength – NeIC2015

The second Nordic e-Infrastructure Conference, NeIC2015, was held in May. Its theme was Nordic Collaboration for Global Excellence. The Hanasaari Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre in Espoo provided a beautiful seaside setting for this four-day event.

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Fair distribution of funds – higher-quality information about tertiary studies

January–February has traditionally been a busy time for official reporting at institutions of higher education. From now on, there will be a little less pressure concerning study information, as VIRTA higher education achievement register will collate all the statutory data directly from institutions' own information systems.

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Inssiforum 2015 – Finland to succeed with engineering expertise

What expertise does Finland require to be internationally competitive and safeguard local well-being in the future? Does Finland provide an innovative environment that spawns new businesses? How can engineering education be organised efficiently but without compromising on quality?

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Vipunen is a treasure trove for the stats head

Graduates of which profession are employed to the highest degree? How many foreign higher-education students are there in Finland? How large of a share of students graduate within five years? How many Finns have a degree higher than primary education? These are just some of the questions answered by the Vipunen.fi service, implemented by CSC.

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Recommendations and outputs from RDA

The Research Data Alliance published The Data Harvest report in December 2014. It includes recommendations for policy-makers in Europe, how to act now to get the most out of open research data.

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