”I think open research data promotes honesty and transparency in science. Once a data set is well described, citable and available on clear terms, it is easy to discover and to reuse, and studies done on the data set are easier to replicate and to improve on”, says Mietta Lennes, Project Planning Officer for FIN-CLARIN consortium, which coordinates the Language Bank of Finland (Kielipankki). Lennes is one of the speakers at the webinar event ”What it takes: Open your research data” that takes place on 25 March 2021.
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.
How are publications posted in institutional repository Helda disseminated around the world? This aspect has not been studied previously, so this blog article looks at this issue with the help of a small random sample. Based on a sample of twelve publications one can establish that publications from the repository are well disseminated into different net services, but there is a lot of variation in indexing related to publication types and service models.
Self-archiving of articles published in the open access journals will continue to be done by the library. However, researchers may receive an email reminder due to the fact that the automatic identification of publication type is not always accurate. This blog article explains why OA articles are deposited in a digital repository (Helda) and how the library supports researchers in self-archiving.
University of Helsinki’s open monograph service, Helda Open Books, launched last year, boosts the availability and visibility of scientific publications. The current theme is to improve the access to textbooks through open publishing venue.
Helsinki University Library organises a webinar, which will introduce UH researchers to the characteristic features of predatory publishers and journals and explain by which criteria one can tell the good journals from the predatory journals. In addition to this, library welcomes all University of Helsinki researchers, students and staff to virtual Open Science Café every Tuesday at 2–3 pm until the end of May.
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.
Samalla, kun valtiot ovat sulkeutuneet koronaviruspandemian aikana, tiede on avautunut ainutlaatuisella tavalla. Tutkijat jakavat aineistojaan avoimesti muiden saataville ja tekevät tutkimusta yli tieteenalarajojen, kustantajat purkavat maksumuurejaan ja uusia tapoja tieteellisen tiedon luomiseksi ja välittämiseksi kehitetään. Tässä blogiartikkelissa luodaan yleiskatsaus avoimen tieteen ja tiedon avoimuuden ilmentymiin ja teemoihin viimeisen kolmen kuukauden aikana.
”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 director of Biodiversity Informatics Unit at the Luomus. Lahti is one of the speakers at the webinar event ”What it takes: Open your research data” that takes place on 25 March 2021.
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.