”I wish that the funding bodies and publishers would not only demand for research data to be dumped in an open repository as it is, but it should be required that the data is stored in an open access repository in a standard data format(s), so that it can be found and reused”, says Kari Lahti, a head of Biodiversity Informatics Unit at the Luomus. Lahti is one of the speakers at the event ”What it takes: Open your research data” that takes place on 26 March at Think Corner.
There are several reasons and benefits to open data for both researchers as well as for society. However, when the demand for opening data has grown rapidly, researchers might feel left alone with the problems, that is, how, where and what to open. This article describes the obstacles and opportunities for opening data – including the beautiful example of the the Carte du Ciel project.
Plan S, national open science coordination, EOSC… Last year was an eventful time in open science. Think Open blog’s annual open science review 2019 brings together the highlights, interesting articles and trends of the 2019.
Avoimen tieteen ja tutkimuksen julistus 2020–2025 on kansallinen linjaus, joka määrittelee, mihin suuntaan avointa tiedettä tutkimusyhteisössä viedään. Joulukuussa hyväksytty ja tammikuussa julkaistu julistus linjaa vision, mission ja strategisten päämäärien muodossa kehityksen suunnan. Suomalaiseen tutkimusyhteisöön kuuluvien organisaatioiden on määrä allekirjoittaa julistus helmikuussa.
Many reasons are given for self-archiving, and self-archivers follow many different practices. We asked four researchers from different disciplines how and why they self-archive their research results. We also asked the researchers about their views on the promotion of self-archiving. This is the seventh part of the Think Open blog’s article series on self-archiving.
”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.
”Science should be transparent and accessible to everyone. Today, I firmly believe that science goes hand in hand with openness. When I started my PhD couple of years ago, I did not even know what open science meant. Since then, I have taken baby steps towards a more sustainable science culture.” In this blog post, University of Helsinki doctoral student Julia Kemppinen writes on a practical level how she learned to understand the importance of open science and how she implements open science practices in her research.
Does self-archiving of research articles seem difficult or laborious? It’s not. Basically, there is only two things you need to remember about self-archiving at the University of Helsinki (if you want to choose the easiest way). This is the sixth part of Think Open blog’s article series on self-archiving.
The most important repository of mathematical and physical sciences already contains 1.6 million e-prints. arXiv provides a platform for sharing e-prints openly for peer review. Over the years arXiv has grown into a giant, encouraging the birth of similar repositories in other scientific fields. This has been a challenge for arXiv maintenance, both in the technical and administrative sense. In this article, bibliometrics expert Eva Isaksson describes arXiv history, development and challenges.
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.
Many researchers would like to publish their articles openly in the University of Helsinki’s digital repository Helda, but don’t know how it happens. No fear, it is not difficult at all! In this blog text we will show you in plain language how everybody can self-archive their articles (publisher’s policies permitting) in few minutes. This is the third part of Think Open blog’s article series on self-archiving.
Open science and data infrastructures can greatly support certain research areas in the humanities. The 2018 annual DARIAH meeting gathered a number of researchers, librarians, and other parties to discuss these topics in Paris. This blog post provides a summary and some highlights from the meeting.
Helsinki Centre for Digital humanities has organized hackathons since 2014. This year it lasted for eight days. Our reporter lived each moment of it with passion and shares his experiences in this blog. This is the abstract of the original post (in Finnish).
In the opening post of the Think Open blog, Vice-Rector Jouko Väänänen and Associate Professor Mikko Tolonen discuss the themes of the new blog. This is the abstract of the original post (in Finnish).