Projectnet is a searchable database of research projects which focus on natural resources. The Projectnet database, launched 2010 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland, provides an easy access to summaries of both ongoing and completed projects performed by seven prominent research organisations in Finland. The Finnish language version, Hankehaavi, was published at the beginning of 2008.
Currently, Projectnet covers data provided by the Finnish Food Safety Authority (Evira), the Finnish Geodetic Institute (FGI), the Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla), MTT Agrifood Research Finland, the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (RKTL), the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and from the University of Helsinki (HY) faculties at Viikki Campus (Faculties of Agriculture and Forestry, Veterinary Medicine, Biosciences and Pharmacy), Ruralia institute and Viikki Campus Library.
Projectnet does not manipulate the content provided by the data producers. Search results are displayed as a list of titles. Each title is a direct link to the original project summary at the data producer's own website. By using Projectnet anyone who is interested in publicly funded research on a certain subject will be directed to project descriptions faster than by visiting each data producer's website and databases individually.
At the present time, 14.6.2013, Projectnet contains approximately 5130 project descriptions.