Research Support Services

Research Support Services advises and assists researchers to plan and prepare proposals and applications for external research funding. Research Support Services also provides support in the administration and implementation of projects, including contract- and agreement-related issues.

Innovation Services advises and assists researchers in matters connected to inventions, business ideas, and intellectual property rights.

IT services for researchers and research groups supports in acquisition, installation and use of software and it devices.

Oulu University Library is a scientific library, the task of which is to provide library and information services for the researchers, teachers and students of the University of Oulu

The ethics workgroup of the university of Oulu advices and assists researchers in matters connected to ethical issues.

Notifying of applications/proposals for supplementary funding to Faculty


Research Support Services

Contact Information

Director Teija Kekonen (0294) 482053, room M213 (Tellus 2nd floor)

Faculty of Education, Faculty of Humanities and Oulu School of Architecture: Research Service Manager Mervi Heikkinen (0294) 483817, room KTK319

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering: Research Service Manager Petri Mononen (0294) 482921, room TS353

Faculty of Science and Oulu Mining School: Research Service Manager Päivi Tomperi (0294) 483972, room FY1116-1

Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine: Research Service Manager Emma Pirilä (0294) 485879, room 257B

Faculty of Technology and Oulu Business School: Research Service Manager Hannele Lampela (0294) 482006, room PR112 and TA143

email: or

University of Oulu/Research Support Services
Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu 1
P.O.Box 8300
90014 Oulun yliopisto


At the University of Oulu in matters connected to inventions, business ideas, and intellectual property rights, you will be helped by the staff of Innovation Services:

Innovation Manager Maarit Jokela (life sciences, medical sciences)

  • maarit.jokela(at), tel. 040-355 9660

Innovation Manager Pekka Räsänen (technical + other sciences)

  • pekka.rasanen(at), tel. 0400-582 254

Business Developing Manager Petri Leukkunen (new business ideas)

  • petri.leukkunen(at), tel. 0400-908 985

Last updated: 8/6/2016