Not a Library as You Know it – welcome to AI workshop: how to speed up your literature searches with artificial intelligence!

Workshop: Get started with Science Assistant!

 Hitting a roadblock in your research or thesis writing process? Do you struggle with the overwhelming volume of published scientific research?

Join the workshop and learn how to use – your science assistant, that semi-automates the discovery and literature review parts of your research process.

Why you should join? has already read and memorised 80 million research papers – so you don’t have to! Iris helps you to get an overall landscape around your research challenge as well as a specific reading list covering the papers that you should actually spend time on reading.

As a result of attending the workshop and using the tools you’ll:

1. Save 90% of your time spent on mapping out existing scientific knowledge. Once a 2-4 week mapping process can now be be done in less than 2 days

2. Broaden your search beyond limiting keywords and get a full overview of all papers related to your research problem

3. Avoid endless results lists of research papers and built-in citation biases

4. Narrow down a long collection of research papers to a specific reading list that you should focus on

Who is it for?

The event is open and free for all University of Helsinki and HUS students, researchers and staff members. During the 2-hour workshop you will see a demo of how to get started with your Premium account and put the tools to the test. This is also a great opportunity to ask questions and receive invaluable support from team.

Register now!

When and where? and Helsinki University Library host free workshop sessions at each campus. See the schedule below:

On Thursday April 12, 2018

10:00-12:00 City Center Campus: Main Library Kaisa-talo, Kaisa-sali 7062

13:00-15:00 Meilahti Campus: Terkko Health Hub, Auditorium, 2nd floor

On Friday April 13, 2018

10:00-12:00 Viikki Campus: Infokeskus Korona, Sali 172 (Viikinkaari 11)

13:00-15:00 Kumpula Campus: Kumpula: Exactum, B121 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2 B)

You can also choose to join a session via live stream on Thursday April 12 at 10:00-12:00.

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Let´s celebrate Open Science – Welcome to Think Corner October 23 2017

Event: Open Science afternoon (in Finnish)
Location: Think Corner, Stage (Yliopistonkatu 4)
Time: Oct 23, 2017 at 1 pm – 2.30 pm

How does open access publishing, open learning materials and open data affect researchers’ work? Will open science change research and publishing fundamentally? How does the future look for science publishing and open research?

University lecturer Mirkka Lappalainen, Research Administration Specialist (UH) Eeva Nyrövaara, Professor Markku Löytönen and Gaudeamus publishing director Leena Kaakinen will take the stage and discuss about these and plenty of more questions.

Helsinki University Library will also reward an open science promoter. So show up and get inspired!

The event is part of the International Open Access Week at the University of Helsinki Library, free of charge and open to everyone. Think Corner Café serves throughout the event.

For more information on events during Open Access Week (23.-29.10.), visit the library’s Open Access event site.


Get your feet wet in Open Science on 20.10.2015

Would you like to know more about open science and data management? The University of Helsinki organizes an Open Access Workshop on Tuesday 20th October. The workshop gives an opportunity for young researchers to get to know more about data management and green open access. You’ll also have an opportunity to consult an international data service team.

The workshop is a part of an International Open Access week whose aim is to promote unrestricted access to academic publishing.

Open science belongs to everyone

Photo: Veikko Somerpuro
Photo: Veikko Somerpuro

The Open Science Workshop day begins with six presentations on open science. Speakers include specialists from CSC, and Lars Holm Nielsen, who is a software engineer at CERN and developer of Zenodo, an innovative research data management service. Ivo Grigorov from Denmark will speak on the effects of Horizon 2020 on Open Science.

After the presentations there will be several different workshops with topics such as how to make a data management plan, research data and open access, how to find the most suitable data repository and describing and sharing research data.

The Open Science Workshop will be held at the University of Helsinki learning environment Minerva Plaza at Siltavuorenpenger 5 A. The event starts at 10 am and is in English.

The workshop is fully booked at the moment, but you can ask about cancellations by e-mail

Program and additional information

Presentation materials can be found here after the workshop:

Supported by: EU FOSTER project