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ELIXIR: providing a sustainable infrastructure for life science data for all life science projects at European scale

ELIXIR, the European infrastructure for life science data, has worked to bring Europe’s national centers and core bioinformatics resources into a single, coordinated infrastructure. The ELIXIR Node in Finland is hosted at CSC - IT Center for Science.

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Finland launches its national Forum for the European Open Science Cloud

Finland's Ministry for Education and Culture, Academy of Finland, the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and CSC on Monday 25 January 2021 launched the country's forum for the European Open Science Cloud: the EOSC Finnish Forum (EOSC-FF).

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The EISCAT 3D radar system to revolutionize atmospheric research

The new EISCAT 3D radar system will provide three-dimensional images of northern lights. The project is coordinated by the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory of the University of Oulu. CSC is actively involved in the project.

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High-Performance Digitisation - giving a boost to the description of digital data

In the High-Performance Digitisation project, CSC, the National Archives and the National Library of Finland are jointly tackling the challenge of artificial intelligence and data processing. The purpose of the project is to create a service for memory organizations facilitating the processing of data: absence or inadequacy of metadata and poor search functions make digital material more difficult to use.

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DeepFin: State-of-the-art natural language processing for Finnish

A major challenge in implementing the BERT method for a variety of languages has been the sheer volume of text input and computational power required to train the model properly. The BERT method was implemented for Finnish in DeepFin, one of CSC's 2019 Grand Challenge pilot projects.

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Structural biology guiding development of new SARS-Cov2 therapies

Ville Paavilainen at the University of Helsinki is researching a small molecule inhibitor that may prove useful in blocking SARS-CoV2 virus from replicating and thereby preventing the COVID-19 disease.

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Using computer simulations in search of drugs against SARS-CoV-2

The researchers are searching areas on the surface of the new corona virus S-protein to which the drug could bind while preventing the virus from binding the ACE2 protein on the surface of human cells. The computing capacity reserved by CSC for research against the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly accelerated the progress of the research.

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CSC offered resources in a virtual Biohackathon helping to develop new tools for COVID-19 analysis

More than 20 different projects and over 500 scientists, software developers and clinicians met in the online event from 5 to 11 April with a goal to improve the accessibility of COVID-19 data, protocols, analysis pipelines and provide dedicated compute resources to execute demanding data analysis tasks.

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LUMI provides new opportunities for artificial intelligence research

Researcher Kimmo Kartasalo from Tampere University is very familiar with the requirements of artificial intelligence applications. Kartasalo believes that LUMI supercomputer and its huge computing capacity will open up a lot of different research opportunities, for example, in research utilizing AI.

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Browser extension with a library collection and crowdsourced knowledge crystals show what we can achieve with open science

55 participants, 15 teams and a few days’ time to figure out how to promote open science using technological solutions or concepts.

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Restoring the honour of science and education

The importance of scientific knowledge, open science and continuous learning were addressed at the "Openness - The Lodestar of Europe" election panel.

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Korkeakoulujen KOTA-seminaarissa esillä korkeakoulutuksen tiedolla johtaminen ja visiotyö

Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriön järjesti korkeakoulujen vuotuisen KOTA-seminaarin Lahdessa 27.–28.8.2019, Lahden ammattikorkeakoulun isännöimänä. Tapahtuma oli suunnattu korkeakoulujen tavoite- ja tulosohjausprosessista, korkeakoulujen tietohallinnosta sekä viranomaistiedonkeruusta vastaaville tahoille.

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EuroHPC highlights Finnish know-how, increases Finnish research prospects and enables more expert resources for science and business innovations

This article presents some of the key aspects pointed out of EuroHPC benefits and expectations in interviews with Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner responsible for the EU's employment, growth, investments and competitiveness, Jaakko Hirvola, CEO of Technology Industries of Finland, Ilkka Niemelä, President of Aalto University and Kimmo Koski, Managing Director of CSC.

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Discussing indicators in research funding: What role do altmetrics play?

At any rate, altmetrics, or alternative metrics, are gaining momentum in higher education (Holmberg, 2016). This post is based on my master's thesis (Fraumann, 2017) that explores the usage of altmetrics with a focus on research funding. Altmetrics track down and count the mentions of scholarly outputs in social media, news sites, policy papers, and social bookmarking sites.

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Executive decision support for modern business management

Decision support systems are currently available for all medium and large companies around the world. Professor Ralf Östermark presents a paradigm shift to modern "Executive decision support", where planning and budgeting are made more efficient and the coordination in the management group is improved.

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Digihumanistit selättävät laajat lähdeaineistot

Nykyinen digitalisaatio avaa yhteiskuntatieteilijöille ja humanisteille uusia mahdollisuuksia. Digihumanistit ovat laskennallisen tieteen uusia hyödyntäjiä.

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