Open Science and Data Management – Mandatory and/or Beneficial?

On Friday, May 5th, starting at 11 am, the DataCite Estonia Consortium is organizing a seminar at Tallinn University of Technology aimed at informing researchers about the importance of open science and research data management and sharing practical advice for better managing research projects and work.


The seminar will cover the requirements and principles of open science and research data management, including methods for collecting, documenting, and sharing data, archiving, and ethical aspects. In addition, relevant practices and services offered by universities will be presented.

Specialists from Leiden, Göttingen, Helsinki, and Sheffield universities will speak about the principles of open science, research data management opportunities, and practices. Representatives from the Estonian Research Council, universities, and the DataCite Estonia consortium will present the Estonian perspective and experiences.

Researchers, Ph.D. students, and research support staff, for whom implementing the principles of open science is important from a future perspective, are welcome to attend the event.

The seminar is open for both on-site attendance in Tallinn and online participation. Registration for on-site attendance has ended. For online participation, please register here.


11:00-11:05 Welcoming words – Prof. Tiit Lukk, Vice-Rector for Research, Tallinn University of Technology
11:05-11:35 Introduction to Open Science (virtual presentation) – Birgit Schmidt, Head of Knowledge Commons at Göttingen State and University Library
11:35-11:55 What happens to the research data after the project – a perspective from Helsinki (virtual presentation) – Mikko Mäkelä, UH Information Specialist, Helsinki University Library
11:55-12:20 Research data management from policy to practice: Ongoing activities at Leiden University to make data FAIR (virtual presentation) – Michelle van den Berk, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Leiden University Library
12:20-12:40 Data management at Sheffield: from planning to sharing (virtual presentation) – Bev Jones, Scholarly communications librarian (RDM focus), University of Sheffield Library

12:40-13:00 Coffee break

13:00-13:20 Funding opportunities for early career researchersAllan Padar, Head of the Field of Researcher Mobility, Estonian Research Council
13:20-13:35 Open Science services at the University of TallinnKatrin Niglas, Vice-Rector for Research, University of Tallinn
13:35-13:50 Open Science services at the University of TartuTiiu Tarkpea, Data Librarian, University of Tartu Library
13:50-14:05 Open Science services at the Estonian University of Life SciencesKersti Laupa, Director of Library Development, The Estonian University of Life Sciences
14:05-14:20 Open Science services in the Tallinn University of TechnologyJanelle Kirss, Head Bibliographer, Tallinn University of Technology Library
14:20 – 14:30 Benefits of DataCite Estonia ConsortiumLiisi Lembinen, Development Director, University of Tartu Library

More information:

Signe Jantson, TalTech Library

Liisi Lembinen, DataCite Estonia Consortium