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 enables collaboration and innovation.

Aalto University supports open science in its research community and by doing it aims at gaining the benefits of openess: 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.

 

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Aalto University research outputs should be as open as possible, as closed as necessary.

Vice President of Research Ossi Naukkarinen
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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, and infrastructure. It is a key instrument for increasing the impact of the research conducted at Aalto University.


Open science and research
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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.

Services
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Open Access Publishing

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

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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.

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Open Science and Culture

Open science has internationally become a significant way of making science more reproducible and transparent and increasing its societal impact.

Open science and research
h2020
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The H2020 project of the European University Alliance Unite! officially launched

Aalto University and the other 6 partner universities will develop a joint Research&Innovation agenda in synergy with their education dimension contributing to the European Research Area together with the European Education Area
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Love Data Week Feb. 8-12 2021

Love Data Week is dedicated to spreading awareness of the importance of research data management. Take part in international events!
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European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Finnish Forum webinar on 25th January

One of the speakers is Karel Luyben, the first president of the EOSC Association and a member of board at Aalto University.
Enrico Glerean
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Meet the data agent: Enrico Glerean

Enrico Glerean has a mission: make personal data in research as open as possible, while respecting the law and ethical principles. He teaches “good enough” practices in data management and scientific computing: “good enough” is the first step towards the “best” practices. In this article series Aalto University data agents, researchers and experts experienced in research data management are introduced.

Open access agreements with publishers

Take advantage of open access agreements we have with the publishers. The agreements mean that the researchers with Aalto affiliation acting as corresponding authors can publish their articles without the open access fees (APCs) or get discounts on them.

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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.

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Research and Innovation Services

Research Services, Innovation Ecosystem Services and Academic Legal Services support the research staff and Aalto management.

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