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The new issue of Think Open Digest concentrates on the basics of research data management (RDM) and data management planning (DMP). ”Know Your Data” contains six articles and is aimed at all researchers – especially those who doubt the usefulness of RDM and DMP.
”Kirjallisuuskatsaukset ovat suuritöisiä ja tuovat arvokasta ajankohtaista tietoa kliinisesti relevanteista aiheista. Tuntui turhauttavalta, että ne jäisivät vain koulutuksen sisäiseen käyttöön. Editori-alusta tarjosi juuri oikeanlaisen ympäristön artikkeleiden julkaisuun”, Neuropsy Open -lehden päätoimittaja Laura Hokkanen kertoo. Neuropsy Open tuo neuropsykologian erikoispsykologikoulutuksen lopputyönä tehdyt kirjallisuuskatsaukset laajemman lukijakunnan ulottuville.
”The literary reviews are extensive and provide valuable up-to-date information on clinically relevant topics. It seemed frustrating to think that they would be left for internal use only in education. The Editori platform provided just the right environment for publishing articles, and this led to the creation of a new publication”, says Laura Hokkanen, editor-in-chief of Neuropsy Open journal. Neuropsy Open brings literature reviews written in special psychologist training to a wider readership.
Careful preparation of common guidelines, selection of an appropriate implementation strategy and commitment of the entire work community are key things when building an open science research infrastructure. Aino Juslén, Director of the Finnish Museum of Natural History (Luomus) tells in this interview how openness of science is implemented in different ways (open data, open source code, open education) in Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility (FinBIF), coordinated by Luomus.
”We run the journal on a small budget within our own working hours, and pretty much outside of working hours as well. The Editori offers us a little relief from the workload, for example by outsourcing maintenance”, says Johannes Pernaa, university lecture at the University of Helsinki. In this interview, Pernaa tells how LUMAT, one of the leading journal in its field, moved to the Editori publishing platform. He also talks about the daily life of running a scientific journal, from editorial work to marketing.
The open science review 2020 includes the refinements of Plan S and the tool for checking the Plan S compatibility of publishing channels, it provides a look at the guidelines and recommendations made in national open science coordination, and it provides an overview of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the openness of scientific information. The special theme is open access journals that vanish from the web – and the researcher’s means of preserving her or his own research.
The digital environment requires new skills from researchers. For example, a researcher has to understand the complexities of the relevant legislation, or know how to choose suitable IT solutions to keep their data secure. Fortunately, researchers are not left to navigate these issues alone, as we have several services available for data management.
Data management planning (DMP) is too often considered a burden and a bureaucratic procedure. However, a data management plan is a useful tool that helps researchers prepare more effectively for the research process and identify the potential risks. DMP also has significant pedagogical potential and, in collaboration with DMP organisations, can develop the infrastructure and services needed to conduct research.
Helsinki University Library will provide an introduction to data science in a webinar to be held on November 13 and 20, 2020. The webinar consists of two independent parts. The emphasis is on open publishing. Target groups are researchers, teachers and support services, but anyone interested is welcomed.