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Open Science & Open Data – the latest from RDA & beyond
Date: 02.10.2015 9:30 - 02.10.2015 15:00
Location: CSC auditorium
Location details: The event is organised at the CSC Auditorium located in the premises of CSC at Keilaranta 14, Espoo, Finland. The best way to reach us is by public transportation; more detailed travel tips) are available.
Language: english-language
  • free-price-finnish-academics.
  • free-price-others.
Lunch is at own expense.
Seats for ca. 150 people. Late registrations, please contact:

Presentations from the seminar:

Parsons (pdf)

Kleemola (pdf)

Forsström (pdf)

Laine (pdf)

Enkovaara (pdf)

Welcome to listen and discuss which way the wind is blowing in the world of open science and open data. This one day seminar "Open Science & Open Data – the latest from RDA & beyond" will present the latest outputs from the RDA (Research Data Alliance) as well the recent development in other open science and open data initiatives in Finland and beyond.
The audience will hear fresh outcomes from the 6th RDA Plenary which takes place just a week before the seminar.

The event is organised by RDA Europe.

Late registrations: please contact


Thursday, 1 October 2015
9:30-10:00 Coffee
10:00-10:10 "Welcome", Leif Laaksonen, Director, CSC
10:10-10:50 "Outcomes from the 6th RDA Plenary", Mark Parsons, RDA Secretary General
10:50-11:30 "Data Documentation Initiative: Metadata Specification for Research Data in Social and Behavioral Sciences", Mari Kleemola, Information Services Manager, Finnish Social Science Data Archive
11:30-12:00 Q&A session
12:00-12:45 Lunch break
12:45-13:15 "Open Science and Research Initiative in Finland", Pirjo-Leena Forsström, Secretary General for Open Science and Research Initiative
13:15-13:45 "Open Knowledge Finland: Bottom-up approach to Open Science", Heidi Laine, University of Helsinki Researcher, Open Knowledge Finland Core Member
13:45-14:15 "RDA Training Portfolio", Jussi Enkovaara, Training manager, CSC
14:15-15:00 Round table, led by Leif Laaksonen