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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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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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.

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Register for Research Data Management and Open Science Training in Autumn 2021!

Aalto University Research Services organises a webinar series on research data management and open science in autumn 2021.
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Unite! staff gathered to define an open science and innovation roadmap

On the 8th and 9th of June 2021, Aalto led the first Unite!H2020 Bootcamp: “What is Open in Open Science?”
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Meet the data expert: Eeva Savolainen

Information specialist Eeva Savolainen participates in the research data support services of Aalto University as a member of Open Science and ACRIS team. Article series Meet the data expert introduces service personnel specialized in research data management support.
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Maintenance break in ACRIS on 7 June, and new features

Maintenance break in ACRIS on June from 10am to 3pm.

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Open access agreements with publishers

Take advantage of the 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 (APC) 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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