Checklist for using datasets in teaching
with availability status A or B for course and seminar work as well as theses. Datasets with availability
status C can be downloaded for theses and dissertations (Master's thesis and above). In some cases, students
may be allowed to use datasets with availability status D requiring the researcher's permission.
If a teacher only uses parts/excerpts of the data in analysis exercises, they can be given to students electronically
or on paper. If students on the course use the complete dataset, each student has to register as a user of Aila and
Students also have to be reminded to erase the dataset or excerpts of it from their own computer when no longer needed.
Access to a dataset is always personal, and the person downloading the dataset is always responsible for the
use of the downloaded data. Each user of a dataset has to register as a user of Aila, agree to the terms and
conditions of using the dataset, and only then download the data for their own use. If you share excerpts of
datasets to students, kindly remind them to erase the data after use.
When the purpose for the use of the dataset changes, a new access application is needed. For instance, if a
teacher downloads a dataset to be used for teaching on a specific course and she/he would like to use it for
research or for a different course, she/he needs to apply for access again. However, the dataset does not have
to be downloaded again, and it is possible to use an already downloaded, and possibly edited, dataset. If one
wishes to use a downloaded dataset for the same thesis or dissertation with a slightly altered research question,
a new access application is not needed.
Instructions for citing data: