”You should act like every measurement you start is going to continue forever, but the people in charge of the measurements and data flow would move on to different tasks the next week,” says Pasi Kolari, university researcher at the University of Helsinki. In this blog interview, Kolari, who works as a data liaison for SMEAR stations (Station for Measuring Ecosystem-Atmosphere Relations), sheds light on the real life challenges of collecting, processing and opening data. The article is part of the Think Open article series on open science research infrastructures.
”Pitäisi toimia kuin jokainen aloitettu mittaus jatkuisi ikuisesti mutta mittausten aloittajat ja datavirran ylläpitäjät siirtyisivät muihin töihin seuraavalla viikolla”, havainnollistaa yliopistotutkija Pasi Kolari datanhallinnan lähtökohtaa. Ilmakehätieteiden tutkimuksen SMEAR-asemien datayhdyshenkilönä toimiva Kolari valottaa blogihaastattelussa käytännönläheisesti datan keräämiseen, käsittelyyn ja avaamiseen liittyviä haasteita. Artikkeli on toinen osa Think Open -blogin avoimen tieteen tutkimusinfrastruktuureja esittelevässä sarjassa.
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 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.
On March 17, the Open Science Coordination in Finland will organize a workshop for researchers on the role of researchers in national cooperation. The Open Science Workshop takes place at the House of Science and Letters (Tieteiden talo), and the registration is open until March 8. Researchers are also welcomed to the Open Science Spring Workshop Day on the same day.
University of Helsinki researcher and teacher Anu Lahtinen challenges all docents at the Faculty of Arts to organize their files and folders and remove unnecessary data during the Data Cleaning Week. UH Data Support’s Data Cleaning Week will be held from 16th to 20th December 2019.
Are you having problems with data that has accumulated on your hard drive? Does your folder structure or file naming system need updating? Data Cleaning Week 16–20 December aims to draw attention to good data management routines and its benefits. In this blog article, you can read about UH staff’s data cleaning challenges and consider what your own challenge might be. All UH researchers, staff members and students can participate in the Data Cleaning Week on Twitter by using the hashtag #5sdata.
University of Helsinki Data Support challenges all UH researchers, staff and students to participate in Data Cleaning Week during 16th to 20th of December. During the week researchers are urged to go through their data files and storages, and clean up directories and folders, name files wisely and destroy unnecessary data. 5S method provides ideas for data cleaning.
University of Helsinki researcher Aleksi Husso is challenging all doctoral students at the University of Helsinki to check the efficiency and security of their data management routines during the Data Cleaning Week. UH Data Support’s Data Cleaning Week will be held from 16th to 20th December 2019.
Data Cleaning Week, from 16th to 20th of December, challenges University of Helsinki researchers, as well as staff and students, to check their data management routines and organize data files. In this blog post we go through how to get started in organizing files with 5S method. Follow and join data cleaning week at Twitter using #5sdata hashtag.
University of Helsinki’s information systems specialist Bess Hardwick challenges herself and REC research centre team to join Data Cleaning Week by deleting unnecessary versions of data and releasing space on computers. UH Data Support’s Data Cleaning Week will be held from 16th to 20th December 2019.
University of Helsinki researcher Sanja Hakala challenges herself and all her fellow PhD researchers to join Data Cleaning Week by checking out their data management practices. UH Data Support’s Data Cleaning Week will be held from 16th to 20th December 2019.
The Data Cleaning Week at the University of Helsinki aims to draw attention to good data management routines and its benefits. This also supports the University of Helsinki’s strategic goals in terms of research quality and open and responsible science. All UH researchers, staff members and students can participate in the Data Cleaning Week on Twitter by using the hashtag #5sdata.
”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 researcher Anna-Stiina Suur-Uski challenges herself and Euclid research group to join Data Cleaning Week by checking out their laptops and cleaning them of useless data. UH Data Support’s Data Cleaning Week will be held from 16th to 20th December 2019.
University of Helsinki Data Support, a network of experts ranging from library staff to lawyers, helps researchers all year long via a service address email@example.com. To be able to develop services, Data Support investigated what are the most frequently asked topics in the service email by researchers. Along with data management plan commenting service, most questions asked by the researchers handled sensitive data management as well as storing solutions.
Data Cleaning Day is organized for the first time at University of Helsinki today, Thursday the 23rd of May. The idea of this day is that researchers would check the content of their data folders and the quality of their data management. We asked evolutionary biologist Jonna Kulmuni how does she keep her data in order.
The Umpio service is an answer to researchers’ queries about how to process sensitive personal data. The service was developed and tested on during last year, and the service will be further developed. At the moment, Umpio offers a more efficient and lighter solution for storing sensitive data than a dedicated server.