Think Open 2018 revisited! The second blog post of 22 May 2018 was about the data citation roadmap and the emerging phenomenon of research data management and sharing. According to Susanna Nykyri, chief specialist at the Tampere University, recommendations like the roadmap are still important, but tangible responsibilities and resourcing are needed to implement them and support practices. This kind of realism also applies to time: ”What we value in working time planning goes hand in hand with meritocracy practices”, Nykyri says.
”You should act like every measurement you start is going to continue forever, but the people in charge of the measurements and data flow would move on to different tasks the next week,” says Pasi Kolari, university researcher at the University of Helsinki. In this blog interview, Kolari, who works as a data liaison for SMEAR stations (Station for Measuring Ecosystem-Atmosphere Relations), sheds light on the real life challenges of collecting, processing and opening data. The article is part of the Think Open article series on open science research infrastructures.
”Responsible research evaluation must look past abstract quantitative indicators and examine research in its true context, which requires qualitative research evaluation approaches and methods.” In this blog article, Joona Lehtomäki, a science adviser at the division of strategic research at the Academy of Finland (Research Councils Finland), writes about research evaluation, role of metrics, impact of research, open science and the qualitative turn in research evaluation. Lehtomäki also outlines what would a turn towards more contextualized and qualitative research evaluation mean in practice.
Self-archiving has many kinds of advantages, such as being free of charge and increasing visibility and effectiveness. This article briefly describes the most important advantages of self-archiving. This is the fourth part of Think Open blog’s article series on self-archiving. [This article was updated in December 8, 2021.]
The University of Helsinki’s own open access publisher Helsinki University Press (HUP) has refined its publishing and service processes and is preparing to publish its first books. HUP will also publish scientific journals in the future. [This article was updated in April 17, 2023.]
”As a fundamental concept for helping in open science, the FAIR principle should be brought to the attention of everybody at the university”, writes professor Jaana Bäck in this blog post. For Bäck, following the principles of open science is a natural way of doing research because it improves the impact of her scientific work. ”Open access to the data allows efficient collaboration, co-authorship with researchers from other countries and continents, and overall, larger visibility and impact of the work we do.”
What is the opening of data in practice? What does it require? The OpenFIRE project at the Institute of Seismology highlights the work and expertise needed to open research data, and it also reveals the problems that come along the way.
Recently published data citation roadmap for Finland demonstrates how the data citation is closely related to a number of research data issues, such as research data management, scientific publishing, and the responsible conduct of research. This is the abstract of the original post (in Finnish).