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 assists researchers in matters connected to data management, scientific computing and installation and use of software.

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

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
Tel. (0294) 483817
room KTK319


Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Research Service Manager Petri Mononen
Tel. (0294) 482921
room TS350


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


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


Faculty of Technology and Oulu Business School
Research Service Manager Hannele Lampela
Tel. (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: 23/2/2017