Procedure for requesting research permission at Tampere University of Applied Sciences

If your research or development project concerns TAMK at the institutional level, the required research permission is granted by the Vice President. The permission to conduct a research project that explores a specific school, degree or activity is granted by the director of the school.

If TAMK staff members participate for example in collecting research data during their office hours or if TAMK’s internet or intranet services or other resources are used, the research permission is granted by the vice president. If staff from only one school take part in conducting the study, the permission may be granted by the director of the school. TAMK’s contribution or resource is described in detail on the research permit form at Role of TAMK in the research project.

A research plan and privacy policy form always have to be attached to the research permit application (form below). They describe how data is collected, who collects the data, how the data is used, how and where the data is stored, where and how the results are reported, and how and when the data is archived and/or destroyed. You can find closer instructions on the Finnish Social Science Data Archive’s website.

Please note that TAMK may only grant you an institutional permission to carry out your study. You must separately request consent from your research subjects to participate in the study.

Contact information

If your study requires permission from the vice president, please send the application, privacy policy form and research plan by email to: TAMK, Development Services, tutkimusluvat.tamk [at] tuni.fi ()

Further information: tutkimusluvat.tamk [at] tuni.fi ()

Researchers must agree to process and protect data in compliance with the provisions set out in data protection legislation. After the study has been completed, data relating to individuals must be disposed of or archived as provided for by law. (Further information for Tampere Universities staff can be found in the intranet handbook.)

If your study concerns an individual school at TAMK or a specific field of study or degree, send your application and the required attachments to the director of the school:

  • Susanna Seitsamo, Director, School of Health
  • Ari-Pekka Anttila, Director, School of Business
  • Jouko Lähteenmäki, Director, School of Built Environment and Bioeconomy
  • Hannu Kivilinna, Director, School of Industrial Engineering
  • Kai Salonen, Dirctor, School of Media, Music and Art
  • Hanna Ilola, Director, School of Pedagogical Innovations
  • Lea Yli-Koivisto, Director, School of Well-being and Health Technology

Email addresses: firstname.lastname [at] tuni.fi

Postal address:
Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Kuntokatu 3
FI-33520 Tampere, Finland

Inquiries: kehittamispalvelut.tamk [at] tuni.fi

Procedure for granting a research permission at Tampere University of Applied Sciences

TAMK will primarily grant permission to conduct scientific research or thesis-related research that focus on developing TAMK at the institutional level or the fields of study offered by TAMK.

If TAMK’s staff take part in carrying out your study during their working hours or if TAMK’s resources are used for the purpose of conducting your study, you will be required to deliver the research report, publication or other output, as specified in the application, to TAMK after your study has been completed.  

Researchers must agree to process and protect data in compliance with the provisions set out in data protection laws. After the study has been completed, data relating to individuals must be securely disposed of or archived as provided for by law.

The research permission may be revoked if you do not comply with the terms and conditions set out in TAMK’s decision. If the permission is revoked, you will be required to return the information you have received from TAMK.

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