Open science develops when practical solutions support researchers – interview with Mikko Tolonen

Think Open 2018 revisited! The first article in the blog on 7 May 2018 was a dialogue interview between vice rector Jouko Väänänen and associate professor Mikko Tolonen. The article covered open science themes extensively. In the new review of the debate five years ago, Tolonen highlights the importance of practical solutions in promoting open science, and he uses the DARIAH-FI network as an example.

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EOSC aims to be the internet of research within ten years – dialogue interview with Sara Garavelli and Anca Hienola

”The vision is that EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) in ten years will be similar to the internet. It will be a virtual environment, where researchers can find and access data, and also services that can ease their work in research”, summarizes Sara Garavelli (CSC) EOSC’s goals in the near future. However, among researchers, EOSC is still not well known, as researcher Anca Hienola points out. In this interview, Garavelli and Hienola discuss EOSC from the perspective of researchers and research services. We also get an answer to the question, what is EOSC’s most tangible achievement at the moment.

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The importance of infrastructures and unprecedented potential of open data – interview with Tuomas Alaterä

”The greatest benefit [of open data] is that we do not know. We don’t know where, how and when the data will be used once they has been opened. That said, certain safeguards need to be in place for datasets containing sensitive information. But it does not change the idea; when these datasets are made available, as openly as possible, there is a lot of potential for future use”, says Tuomas Alaterä, Senior Specialist at the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (Tietoarkisto), who has extensive work experience in the areas of digital preservation, open data and data services to support research.

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Open science in my PhD

”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.

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