While states have closed their borders in response to the coronavirus outbreak, science has opened up in a unique way. Researchers have been openly sharing their outputs and making research available across disciplines, publishers have broken down their paywalls, and new ways of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge have been developed. This blog article provides an overview of the manifestations and features of open science over the past few months.
The University of Helsinki research storing and sharing service Datacloud will soon reach the end of its trial phase. When launched during the first half of 2020, Datacloud will provide university researchers with an efficient, high capacity solution for data sharing and storage. This blog post will tell you how to receive Datacloud capacity for your research.
”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.
University of Helsinki’s Data Support has launched new Research data management site for researchers and everyone interested and working in research data management (RDM). The new RDM guide can be found from Helsinki.fi web pages in English as well as in Finnish.
We at the University of Helsinki IT Center have been busy preparing new services for researchers after Project Mildred. Our primary focus has been on supporting research processes, such as storing, sharing and publishing research data. On this note we have exciting news – a new research support tool Datacloud is being trialed. Jatka lukemista ”Supercharged research data storage and sharing is on the way”
What does a great data management plan (DMP) look like? The DataSupport at the University of Helsinki is regularly asked for examples and models of good plans. Here are the best pieces of advice for a researcher to create a great DMP.
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.