Research Support Services

The Research Support Services (RSS) unit serves the staff of Aalto University, providing the most essential support services throughout the life cycles of research projects. The aim is to find optimal solutions for Aalto University, its partners and the funding organisations. The personnel of the unit is divided into school-specific service teams, comprising a research liaison officer, a grant writer, a grant advisor and a legal counsel.

The Research Support Services unit is in charge of:

  • assisting researchers in identifying funding opportunities,

  • providing guidance and advice in making research funding applications and budgets,

  • assisting researchers in making funding agreements and conducting negotiations,

  • providing legal services related to research projects (research agreements, IPR, etc.).

Research Support Services is also responsible for filing research project documentation and providing information services together with Archive and Registry Services unit. Furthermore, the unit works with Human Resources to provide project management and IPR training for university staff.

Please contact Research Support Services primarily by e-mail researchprojects [at] aalto [dot] fi or e-mail to the personnel of your school-specific service team (name.surname [at] aalto [dot] fi).

School of Art and Design contact information:

Iris Humala
Research Liaison Officer
+358 50 378 0918
iris.humala [at] aalto [dot] fi

Ann-Mari Wright-Hyttinen
Grant Advisor
+358 40 353 8163
ann-mari.wright-hyttinen [at] aalto [dot] fi

Maria Rehbinder
Legal counsel, IPR
+358 50 570 3396
maria.rehbinder [at] aalto [dot] fi

Niina Mikkonen
Legal Counsel
+358 50 366 7352
niina.mikkonen [at] aalto [dot] fi

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