Collections and information retrieval
The library acquires both electronic and print resources to its collections mainly in the disciplines researched and taught at the university. The collections hold research literature, course books, periodicals, academic theses, databases, reference books, electronic publications and selected open access resources. You can search for both print and electronic resources in the UEF Primo. More information about Library collections on the public webpages.
Library organises a course Research Information Retrieval and Management targeted to doctoral researchers. It introduces the most important subject-specific scholarly information sources and gives basic skills in systematic information retrieval.
Ethical review and research permits
Learn about Ethical review and research permits in Kamu.
Data protection and processing of personal data
If your research data includes personal data, the requirements of the GDPR are applied in processing of it. The purpose of data protection is to define when and on what conditions personal data can be processed. More information:
Staff must take and pass an online training module in information security and data protection every third year.
UEF Library organises a course Basics of research data management (1 ECT) for doctoral researchers. Library also offers guidance and support for research data management (e.g. creating data management plan) in different phases of research.
Research data and other recorded information can be divided into three categories based on the document secrecy and the general right of access: high protection level, base protection level, and public information. For saving and storing research data, IT-services provides disk space with backup (50 GB) and without backup (2 TB) as well as REDCap-data management services. Learn more about information security, information security instructions, and information security rules in Heimo (requires UEF login).
Methods of research and statistics
Finnish Social Science Data Archive has published Research Methods Guidebook. Links to self-learning materials on selection of research methods can be found on the webpages of the Library.
Courses in statistics may be included in the doctoral degree if they comply with the study requirements. Courses are offered in basic and subject studies. You can also select individual courses e.g. online courses in using tools R and SPSS (please, check the prerequisites before registering).
In Statistics, consultation is offered on matters of statistical methods and their rightful use to researchers who have acquired the basic knowledge of the Statistics studies equal to the first year studies at UEF, and whose own mentor is unable to help them on the matter.
Language Centre offers education for doctoral researchers on scientific writing: English for Doctoral Students (4 ECTS)
Publishing and submitting publications to SoleCRIS
Library provides guidance e.g. on selecting publishing channels, applying for support for article processing charges granted by the university or publishers, and copyright matters.
The library maintains the UEF eRepository (eRepo), an open access materials repository, that contains theses and publications of the University of Eastern Finland, self-archived versions of articles and metadata of research data made available by our researchers.
Library also records publication data in the UEF SoleCRIS Current Research Information System. Once your scientific article has been published, please, submit it to research database SoleCRIS and (if you like) for self archiving in eRepo by using Publication information- form.
The objective of UEF publishing and data policy is to ensure that research data produced via public financing is broadly utilisable for the scientific community and the society. This requires the methods, results, data and publications of a research study to be opened. More information about open science and open publishing on Library’s webpages.
Library organises a course on Basics of Open and Responsible Science (2 ECTS) for the Doctoral School. It provides basic information on the topic.
Research Funding Services
Research Funding Services help in the preparation of funding proposals on research, development and educational activities, help and support in the project management and, organize info sessions and training on the acquisition of external funding. More information about Research Funding Services in Heimo (requires UEF login).
Research-related University’s instructions and procedures and other useful links supporting research can be found in Heimo (requires UEF login).