Whenever a study targets Laurea as an organisation, Laurea students or personnel, or some of them, a research permit is required.
The personal information of Laurea personnel or students, such as e-mail information, is used only in projects that have been granted a research permit. The same procedure also applies to surveys implemented through Laurea Link.
Getting a research permit
Decisions on research permits at Laurea are made by Director Hilkka Heinonen
Research permit application (In case the file doesn't open you can download it in a Zip-file here.)
The application and its attachments must be sent via e-mail as a Word document to Hilkka Heinonen (hilkka.heinonen (at) laurea.fi).
Granting a research permit
Research permits are granted primarily for projects which are significant from the point of view of the development of Laurea's expertise as a whole. The registries are not intended for the use of individual practice work, and this applies to requests concerning Laurea's registries coming from both outside the organisation and from the inside. Permission may be granted on a case-by-case basis to projects which are linked with a thesis, a master's thesis, a licentiate’s thesis, or a doctoral thesis, or if they have a significant international or national goal.
By limiting the use of registries, our aim is to guarantee data security, ensure the validity of the research, and to avoid survey fatigue.
Please note the guidelines regarding scientific research data files.
Handling material within the framework of research
A condition for handing out material and giving a research permit is that the person conducting the research must commit to handling the information in accordance with legislation on handling personal information and privacy protection. The producer of the research is also obligated to use the material in a confidential manner and only for the production of the research stated in the research permit application, and securing the privacy and anonymity of those being researched. Upon completion of the research, the material must be destroyed in an appropriate manner.
The applicant for the research permit must deliver the positive decision to the person who is responsible for handing over the material through the application used by Laurea University of Applied Sciences. A person who is granted a related research permit should also agree on the practical arrangements for conducting the survey.