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Materials Science: Other materials

Guide for materials science and engineering students

Using open data in your studies

You can use different types of open data in your studies. This open data can be interviews, questionnaires, statistics, or measurements or language corpuses. You can use different types of open data as part or your thesis or research. Open data can be found through various search portals.

  • Aila Data Service – Research data deposited in the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD), with extensive metadata both in Finnish and in English.
  • Etsin – Research data finder, which contains descriptive information (metadata). Part of the Fairdata Services.
  • Avaa – Open research data portal. Provided by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
  • GitHub – Service for opening and sharing code
  • The Language Bank Fin-Clarin –  A comprehensive text and speech corpora. Basic use is free for academic researchers and students.
  • Paituli spatial data service – Includes datasets from following data providers: Finnish Meteorological Institute, National Land Survey, Traffic Agency, Agency for rural affairs, Statistics Finland and Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). Part of Avaa research data portal.
  • Zenodo – Open data archive, fuelled by CERN and OpenAIRE

Methods database

SAGE Research Methods database contains tools and other materials regarding methods and how to conduct research (such as writing a literature review). Try the interactive Methods map or use the Project planner to map out your project.

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