Projectnet (in Finnish Hankehaavi) is a searchable database of both ongoing and completed research projects on natural resources, covering the administrative sector of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland.
Projectnet.fi is available at www.projectnet.fi. Projectnet is a search tool only and does not manipulate the content provided by the data producers. At the time of launching (December 2010) Projectnet contained approximately 4360 project descriptions.
By using Projectnet.fi anyone who is interested in publicly funded research on a certain subject will be able to find project descriptions faster than by visiting the website of each data producer and/or the databases individually. Currently, Projectnet covers the data provided by the Finnish Food Safety Authority (Evira), the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI), Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) (which now covers the operations of the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (RKTL), the Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla) and MTT Agrifood Research Finland), the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and from the University of Helsinki (HY) faculties at Viikki Campus (Faculties of Agriculture and Forestry, Veterinary Medicine, Biosciences and Pharmacy), Ruralia institute and Viikki Campus Library.
Projectnet is a result of goal-directed and sustained cooperation for improving the dissemination of research information. It has its roots in the European bid for the development of current research information systems (euroCRIS). It has been produced by the Ministry on Agriculture and Forestry in cooperation with the Viikki Campus Library and the representatives of the research organisations who provide the data. The Projectnet application has been designed and programmed by MI Tietorakenteet Oy (MI Information Structures Ltd).
For further information about Projectnet.fi please contact:
Maj-Lis Aaltonen, Managing Director,
MI Tietorakenteet Oy,
Tel. +358 40 7458 106,
Liisa Siipilehto, Information Specialist,
Viikki Campus Library of the University of Helsinki,
Tel. +358 50 415 5318, forename.surname(at)helsinki.fi [liisa.siipilehto]
Mikko Peltonen, Research Director, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland
Tel. +358 29 516 2296
Ministry of Agricultre and Forestry, Research