Open science and research

Open science and research

Open science is an important way to promote science and ensure that it will benefit the whole society and enable collaboration and innovation.

Aalto University supports open science in its research community and by doing so aims at gaining the benefits of openness: the societal impact of research increases, the speed of innovation grows, the high quality and transparency of science are ensured, and research results are openly accessible in helping to solve global problems.

IT portfolio management
Open Science support contacts

Aalto Open Science Award 2023

Lara Ejtehadian, Patrick Rinke, and Ilari Lähteenmäki sitting with coffee mugs and smiling to the camera.

Aalto Open Science Award Winner 2023 – Aalto Materials Digitalization Platform (AMAD)

We interviewed the AMAD team, winners of the first Aalto Open Science Award.

News
Professor Riikka Puurunen, Catalysis Research group, Aalto Open Science Award, Honorary mention

Aalto Open Science Award Honorary Mention 2023 – Professor Riikka Puurunen leads by example to foster sustainable open science

We interviewed professor Riikka Puurunen, head of Catalysis research group at the School of Chemical Engineering, who received an honorary mention in the first Aalto Open Science Award.

News
Two of the awardees and their robotic arm all holding colorful mugs. Aalto Open Science Award, Honorary mention.

Aalto Open Science Award Third Place Awardee 2023 – Intelligent Robotics Research Group with the Robotic Manipulation of Deformable Objects project

We interviewed the Intelligent Robotics Research Group with the Robotic Manipulation of Deformable Objects project, 3rd place awardees of the first Aalto Open Science Award.

News

Event highlights

Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 (external link)

Welcome to the summer conference on open science hosted by Aalto University.

Otaniemi seafront pictured in the summer with the Aalto logo and event title, and VTT and Open Science logos overlayed.

Open science and research policy & results

Aalto University Open Science and Research Policy

The goals of open science are responsible research and societal impact.
Open science means open access to scientific publications, research data, methods, software codes, educational resources, and infrastructures. It is a key instrument for increasing the impact of the research conducted at Aalto University.


Aalto University BIZ main building, photographer Mika Huisman

Aalto University Open Science and Research Results

Discover the results of Aalto University's open science activities coordinated by Open Science and ACRIS team. The figures are from February 2024.

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The cornerstones of openness

Open Access Publishing

Open access ensures that scientific publications are accessible to everyone free of charge.

An image describing the benefits of open access (for example findability, impact, visibility, higher citation rates, compliance with grant rules, value for taxpayers)

Research Data Management (RDM) and Open Science

Properly managed research data creates competitive edge and is an important part of a high-quality research process. Here you will find links to support, services and instructions for research data management.

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Culture of Open Scholarship

Culture of Open Scholarship refers to e.g. responsible researcher and research assessment, services needed for open science and research and citizen science.



An Aalto pen lying on the page of a study book, students working in the background / photo by Aalto University, Aino Huovio

Open Education and Open Educational Resources

Open education and open educational resources are part of open science. Aalto University has a policy on open educational resources. There is also a national policy regarding open educational resources as well as open educational practices. In addition, the UNESCO Open Science Recommendation contains a number of recommendations for open education.

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Open science and research news

Professor Riikka Puurunen, Professor Patrick Rinke and IT Application Owner Lara Ejtehadian holding sunflowers and diplomas
Awards and Recognition, Campus, Research & Art Published:

Aalto Open Science Award ceremony brought together Aaltonians to discuss open science

Last week we gathered at A Grid to celebrate the awardees of the Aalto Open Science Award 2023 and discuss open science matters with the Aalto community.
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Join us for the first Aalto Open Science Award Ceremony

All Aaltonians are welcome – no registration required!
Otaniemi seafront pictured in the summer with the Aalto logo and event title, and VTT and Open Science logos overlayed.
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Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 will be hosted by Aalto University

Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 will be held at Aalto University’s Otaniemi campus and in Zoom 3.–4.6.2024. Please register by May 3.
Professor Riikka Puurunen, Catalysis Research group, Aalto Open Science Award, Honorary mention
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Aalto Open Science Award Honorary Mention 2023 – Professor Riikka Puurunen leads by example to foster sustainable open science

We interviewed professor Riikka Puurunen, head of Catalysis research group at the School of Chemical Engineering, who received an honorary mention in the first Aalto Open Science Award.

Open science and research events

Ask a Data Agent Weekly RDM Support Hour 1 - 2 PM on Zoom
For Aalto community Support for teams, Training to support research

Aalto Data Agents' weekly support hour on Zoom

A weekly Zoom room to come and ask us anything about research data and open science: data management, data storage, data analysis, data sharing, reproducibility, responsible conduct of research, data privacy, ethics.
Ask a Data Agent Weekly RDM Support Hour 1 - 2 PM on Zoom
For Aalto community Support for teams, Training to support research

Aalto Data Agents' weekly support hour on Zoom

A weekly Zoom room to come and ask us anything about research data and open science: data management, data storage, data analysis, data sharing, reproducibility, responsible conduct of research, data privacy, ethics.
Otaniemi seafront pictured in the summer with the Aalto logo and event title, and VTT and Open Science logos overlayed.
Campus, Conferences, Networking

Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 (external link)

Welcome to the summer conference on open science hosted by Aalto University.
Ask a Data Agent Weekly RDM Support Hour 1 - 2 PM on Zoom
For Aalto community Support for teams, Training to support research

Aalto Data Agents' weekly support hour on Zoom

A weekly Zoom room to come and ask us anything about research data and open science: data management, data storage, data analysis, data sharing, reproducibility, responsible conduct of research, data privacy, ethics.

More on open science and research

Researcher Identification and Research Profiles

Researcher identifiers aim to lessen the problems caused by ambiguity in researcher names. For example, common surnames, the changing of names and characters which don’t appear in English are making the evaluation and following of scholarly work more difficult. Identifiers make it much easier to process and administer publication information.

A photo of Aalto University students discussing, photo by Aino Huovio

Research.fi and Researcher's Profile Tool

The National Research Information Hub and Research.fi portal offer a single source access to information on science and research in Finland.

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Services and resources supporting open access

Aalto University open publication archive consists of ACRIS Research Information System and Aaltodoc publications archive. Moreover, Aalto University offers other resources to support open access.

Aalto University, A-logo around campus, photo Mikko Raskinen
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