Awards Issued by FSD
Promoter of Data Archiving Award
FSD issues the Promoter of Data Archiving Award to a person who has significantly contributed to the data archiving activities and objectives of FSD in the Finnish scientific community.
The award is a personal academic acknowledgement in the form of an art object with a personalised engraving. The recipient may not be part of FSD administration or personnel at the time of issuing. The award is not issued at regular intervals.
The award was first issued in 2009 to honour FSD’s ten years in operation. FSD’s Director consults other FSD personnel and decides the recipient of the award.
Data Management Award
FSD issues the Data Management Award to a person, research team or organisation that has exhibited exemplary consideration for data management and the lifecycle of research data when collecting, organising and archiving data.
The recipient is awarded a small memento and a diploma. An honourable mention may also be given to other candidates.
Good data management means that the research data and metadata related to the data have been created, stored and organised in a way that keeps the dataset accessible and reliable throughout its life span. Archiving and facilitating reuse of research data play a central part in the lifecycle of data.
The award was first issued in 2014 to honour FSD’s 15 years in operation. FSD personnel decide the recipient of the award. The award is not issued at regular intervals, but it is usually issued on September 17, the name day of Aila.