Nordic CODATA Data Citation Workshop

Data Citation Policies and Practice: How to Make it Happen?

Date: 23 November 2016

Venue: Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Bulevardi 31, Helsinki, Finland


The workshop was organised together with the Finnish Committee on Research Data, ICSU CODATA and the Open Science & Research Initiative.


10:00 – 10:15 


What is Data Citation and Why is it Important? Prof. Pekka Orponen (Aalto Universirty and the Finnish Committee for Research Data)

10:15 – 10:45


The CODATA Vision on Data Publication and Data Citation. Dr. Sarah Callaghan (Editor-in-Chief, CODATA Data Science Journal)

10:45 – 11:10   


Open Science and Open Data in the Nordic Countries. Dr. Jostein Sundet (NordForsk)

11:10 – 11:35


Research Indicators in the Finnish Universities Funding Model. Counsellor of Education Tomi Halonen (Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture)

11:35 – 12:00


Science Indicators and Open Science. Senior Science Advisor Anu Nuutinen (Academy of Finland)

12:00 – 13:15Lunch
13:15 – 13:45


Making Dynamic Data Citable: Recommendations of the RDA Working Group on Data Citation. Prof. Andreas Rauber (TU Wien)

13:45 – 14:10


Approaches and Challenges in Managing Permanent Identifiers (PID's). Dr. Tobias Weigel (German Climate Computing Center / Research Data Alliance)

14:10 – 14:35


PIDs and national PID services. Head of Development Esa-Pekka Keskitalo (National Library of Finland)

14:35 – 15:00


Prospects of Open Science: Case Aalto University. Head of Research Strategic Support Dr. Ella Bingham (Aalto University)

15:00 – 16:00Concluding Panel and Discussion: How to Make it Happen?


CODATA, the Finnish Committee for Research Data (FCRD) and the Finnish Open Science and Research Initiative co-organised a Nordic CODATA Data Citation Workshop on 23 November 2016. The workshop was held during the Nordic Open Science and Research Forum 2016, a pan-Nordic discussion event for researchers and research policy makers alike.

The Nordic CODATA Data Citation Workshop is part of a series of 11 international workshops, with the aim of promoting the implementation of common data citation principles in the research policy and funding communities throughout the world.

The workshops have been initiated by the CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation Standards and Practices, which has published two major reports on the theme: For Attribution: Developing Data Attribution and Citation Practices and Standards (2012); and Out of Cite Out Of Mind: The Current State of Practice, Policy, and Technology for the Citation of Data (2013). These reports lay out the landscape of research data attribution and citation issues, practices, and policies. The group has also been instrumental in convening a synthesis group of organizations that cooperated in developing the Joint Data Citation Principles

For more information, please contact the FCRD secretary Heidi Laine.