Research Data Ownership and Data Publication, June 10th to 11th 2019

The research project The Academic Institutes Open Research Data organizes a two day international workshop and seminar at Villa Lante in June 10th and 11th, 2019.

The seminar program is constructed around the main theme of legal as well as liscensing issues related to opening research data up for publication. 

In relation to the participating institutes scientific activity, the main focus is on issues related to research data from archaeological, historical, ethnographic and art historical projects, but the related issues are of wider interest to the whole research community. 

We have three confirmed speakers at the seminar:

Dr. Marjut Salokannel is a legal expert on immaterial rights and research data. Her main expertise is related to data protection and privacy issues related to data transfers in cross-border settings.

Dr. Koraljka Kuzman Šlogar  National Coordinator for Croatia at DARIAH-ERIC; Head of the Archive at Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research.

Director Heli Kautonen is an expert on digital library services, and has a long expertise on as the head of digital library services at the National Library of Finland. She is currently the director of the library of the Finnish Literature Society.

Barbara Mancini is an expert on data publishing issues, and has worked with several datasets among the foreign institutes in Rome.

Other speakers to be announced later.

In addition to the speakers and individual papers by participants, the seminar will include detailed presentations of the pilots of the research project (See These pilots will be discussed through the themes of this seminar.

The program will take place at Villa Lante, the renaissance villa that is the operational locus of the Finnish Institute in Rome, during two days in June, 2019.

CFP: how to participate?

We have room for individual participants, also for those wishing to give a presentation on the theme of the seminar.
We invite proposals on the theme “Research Data Ownership and Data Publication. Experiences, practices and legal requirements”. Some specific questions that could be addressed include but are not limited to:

  • Ownership of research data in history, archaeology and philology
  • National legislation in international research projects
  • Post-project ownership of research data
  • Licensing research data for open distribution
  • Unequal structures of power and ownership of one’s work
  • Who owns the data in (a/your) project – and on what grounds?

We also invite practical presentations focusing on experiences in data publication:

  • How is/was your projects research data published?
  • What kind of legal issues do/did you have to tackle?
  • How do/did you solve issues relating to differing national legislation?
  • Examples of how these issues should not be/have been solved.

Please submit your proposal via the submission form no later than April 5th 2019. Please include your contact details and a short biographical blurp to your proposal. The authors will be notified of the acceptance of their proposal by May 1st.

There will also be some room for non-presenting participants at the seminar. If you wish to be registered for further information regarding the seminar, including news on the opening of the registration, please submit your email address here.

We are looking into options of securing funding for supporting presenters’ travel expenses, but for the time being, be prepared to cover to costs by your own means.


For questions and further info, contact Harri Kiiskinen (kiiskinen[at]