Should the model for science publishing be rethought – and what is involved in publishing? The blog in November

The Think Open blog themes in November were strongly related to open access publishing and author fees. The articles also dealt with open source at the University of Helsinki and the process of academic publishing from the publisher’s perspective.

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Research data, how to manage it and how to talk about data management – the blog in October

The Think Open blog articles in October were strongly connected to themes related to research data. In short interviews, researchers shed light on how open data is part of their work, and research data management (RDM) experts talk about RDM problems and their solutions. In the theme of open access, articles concentrated on Plan S, APC and SCOAP3.

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Increasing the robustness of science by open data – interview with Matias Heino

”I think the benefit about opening research data is that other people can build their research and get new insights from the data that has already been developed”, says researcher Matias Heino (Aalto University). In this short interview, he also explains other benefits of open data such as the effective use of resources and verifying research results. Heino is one of the speakers at ”Open Science Afternoon 2021 – Open Data Matters”.

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Open data needs to be both available and accessible – interview with Ivo Neefjes

”To maintain faith in scientific institutions, our data needs to be available for public and journalistic scrutiny”, says researcher Ivo Neefjes (University of Helsinki). In this interview, he stresses the need to make research data accessible for other researchers with sufficient metadata. Neefjes is attending the event ”Open Science Afternoon 2021 – Open Data Matters” where he is presenting Molecular Clusters video, that won Science journal’s Dance Your PhD competition in the spring.

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Open data contributes to the advance of science – interview with Antti Karkman

”Personally for me open research data is an enormous opportunity to do research and answer questions others have not yet asked”, says microbiologist Antti Karkman (University of Helsinki). In this short interview, he speaks on the advantages of open data in his own research and the research in general. Karkman is one of the speakers at ”Open Science Afternoon 2021 – Open Data Matters”.

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What are the features of a good research data policy? University of Helsinki guidelines to be updated this year

The University of Helsinki is currently updating its research data policy. In this Think Open blog post, members of the working group responsible for the update share their views regarding the needs and goals of the new data policy. Their responses indicate that the key goal is for the shared data policy to facilitate the work of researchers in a concrete way, taking the special nature of research fields and research datasets into account. The respondents also agree on the need for clear guidelines and the definition of responsibilities. The importance of services as part of the guidelines is also noted. The UH policy draft is now opened for commentary.

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What it takes and what are the benefits of opening research data – summary of Datarepo2021 webinar

The challenges – as well as the opportunities – of open data are affecting more and more researchers, and regardless of the discipline, the same questions come up again and again: Can I open the research data I have collected? What does it require? How to deal with sensitive material? In March 2021, the University of Helsinki’s Data Support, in cooperation with data repositories, organized a webinar that brought together researchers and data management experts from various fields. The webinar focused on what it takes to open data and how open materials can be used. This blog post sums up the event.

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