The Finnish Committee for Research Data (FCRD, Data-asiain kansalliskomitea in Finnish) brings together Finnish professionals and organizations from the field of research data management and links them to relevant international organizations.

Our goal is building bridges and facilitating dialogue between the Finnish research community and international open data organizations.

FCRD represents Finland in the International Council for Science (ICSU) Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) and follows closely the activities of the Research Data Alliancen (RDA) and World Data Systems (WDS, also affiliated to ICSU).

In order to cover the vast array of research data related issues the assembly of FCDR is multidisciplinary, consisting of representatives from human, natural and engineering sciences alike.

The Council of Finnish Academies coordinates a network of 35 national committees of ICSU. FCDR is the most recent member of the Finnish national committee family. Through the Council FCRD has strong links to the four Finnish science academies and other learned societies.