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 M206 (Tellus 2nd floor)



Oulu Business School, Faculty of Education and Faculty of Humanities

Research Funding Specialist Suvi Hentilä
Tel. (0294) 48​2028
room HU376 and KTK 321

Research Funding Specialist Kirsi Ojutkangas
Tel. (0294) 482966​
room HU233


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


Faculty of Science, Faculty of Technology, Oulu School of Architecture and Oulu Mining School
Research Funding Specialist Päivi Tomperi
Tel. (0294) 483972
room FY1116-1


Research Funding Specialist Hannele Lampela
Tel. (0294) 482006
room TF405


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


EU Framework Programme
Research Funding Specialist Janika Luukinen
Tel. (0294) 483979
room M211


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: 20.12.2017