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.

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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.


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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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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.

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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.

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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.
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Meet the data agent: Richard Darst

Data agent Richard Darst calls for sense of proportion in expectations related to research data management. Instead of expecting everything to be perfect, he hopes everyone does things a little better in their next project. In this article series Aalto University data agents, researchers and experts experienced in research data management are introduced.
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Open access materials data in NOMAD

The NOMAD (Novel Materials Discovery) Repository and Archive is a repository specialized in materials science. It distributes both raw and processed data under a Creative Commons license.

Open access agreements with publishers

Take advantage of open access agreements we have with the publishers. The agreements mean that the researchers with the Aalto affiliation acting as corresponding authors can publish the articles without the open access fees (APCs) or get discounts on them. Use your Aalto email when you submit the manuscript because the identification is often based on the email address.

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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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