The open science 2022 review summarises the key open science themes of the past year. The article brings together the policies of the national open science coordination and the main open science themes and news. The main themes include promoting responsible research assessment in Europe, supporting free of charge open access publishing (diamond OA) and the US OSTP policy.
Jatka lukemista ”Open science annual review 2022 – national guidelines in Finland, main themes and news”
How to make the practices of research data management (RDM) and open access publishing familiar to undergraduate students? In the fall of 2022, the Faculty of Pharmacy and the Helsinki University Library implemented a collaborative project in which the teaching of open science practices were included in the master’s students’ course. This blog article describes how the teaching was carried out and what was learned from it. After a successful pilot project, it is possible to offer similar training in other disciplines as well.
Jatka lukemista ”Experiences of teaching open science – library and faculty working together”
In recent years, open science has progressed in leaps and bounds in both Finland and other countries. In autumn 2022, the University of Helsinki set up an open science coordination group, with representatives from every campus as well as research management and services. The group is tasked with coordinating the development of open science and teaching at the University. In this blog post, the group’s members discuss the work ahead and the related challenges.
Jatka lukemista ”The University of Helsinki has set up a coordination group for open science”
The annual review on open science 2021 brings together key topics and news from last year. The main themes in Finland were the renewal of open science legislation, funding of domestic scholarly journals and the achievements of national coordination in open science.
Jatka lukemista ”The open science annual review 2021: key topics and news”
”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”.
Jatka lukemista ”Increasing the robustness of science by open data – interview with Matias Heino”
”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.
Jatka lukemista ”Open data needs to be both available and accessible – interview with Ivo Neefjes”
”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”.
Jatka lukemista ”Open data contributes to the advance of science – interview with Antti Karkman”
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.
Jatka lukemista ”What it takes and what are the benefits of opening research data – summary of Datarepo2021 webinar”
If you could choose one way to advance opening data (regardless of costs), what would it be? Francesca Morello would choose data stewards as part of every research group: ”Data steward, as an expert professional, would be capable to support researchers’ choices on daily bases and could help them promote the optimal reuse of their data: both positive results but also negative findings.” Morello is one of the speakers at the webinar event ”What it takes: Open your research data” that takes place on 25 March 2021.
Jatka lukemista ”Open data as the foundation of interdisciplinary research – interview with Francesca Morello”
After Laji.fi portal was opened in 2015, it has become a weekly tool for biologist and journalist Jouni Tikkanen as he searches for basic information on the Finnish species. Tikkanen hopes that also Finnish National Forest Inventory (VMI) data will also be opened up, as it would offer great opportunities for non-researchers as well: ”With that data as a groundwork I could build both magazine articles, podcast series and books.”
Jatka lukemista ”Open data in regular use as part of work – interview with Jouni Tikkanen”