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.
CSC – IT Center for Science provides data management services and tools for computing, storing as well as opening and sharing data. As the amount of data is increasing all the time, it is important that services support the workflows and enable easy data handling.
”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.
”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.
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 Data Support, a network of experts ranging from library staff to lawyers, helps researchers all year long via a service address firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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”