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Research data finder


Etsin is a research data finder that contains descriptive information – that is, metadata – on research datasets. The metadata stored in Etsin includes information on the author, subject, format and licensing of the dataset. In the service you can search and find data from various fields of research.

Researchers, research groups or organisations can also use Etsin to publish information on their datasets and offer them for wider use. Haka-authenticated users may enter information on their own datasets, and of others' datasets with their permission.

The published metadata on the dataset is open to everyone. The data rights owner decides how the underlying research data can be accessed and by whom. Sharing your data openly is recommended whenever possible. Etsin works independently of actual data storage location.

Further service information including user instructions and statistics may be found in the website.

You can send inquiries or feedback concerning Etsin by contacting the service desk. Should you find any erroneous information in the service, you may request their removal or correction by contacting the same address.