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.
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, and infrastructure. It is a key instrument for increasing the impact of the research conducted at Aalto University.
Aalto University Open Science and Research Results
Discover the results of Aalto University's open science activities.
The Cornerstones of Openness
Open Access Publishing
Open access to publications ensures that scientific publications are accessible to everyone free of charge.
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.
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.
National Researcher's Profile Tool launchedResearchers can create a nationally visible profile in Research.fi portal. Profile is compiled with information transferred from organisations and ORCID service and information already transferred to Research.fi. Released in November 2022 as a beta version, the Researcher's Profile Tool was officially launched on 25 May 2023.
Nature Research open access agreement: article quota estimated to run outArticle quota is estimated to run out at the latest in autumn 2023.
Read & Publish agreements with publishers: renewal of agreements will be negotiated in 2023FinElib consortium is negotiating the renewal of transformative agreements e.g. with Elsevier and Springer. Agreements provide researchers possibility to access scientific journals and collections, and publish articles open access without any fees for authors.
Vice President of Research Ossi Naukkarinen
Aalto University’s research outputs are as open as possible, as closed as necessary thus contributing to the idea that knowledge belongs to everyone, and through sharing it, we can spark innovation and foster collaboration.
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.
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.
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.
Research and Innovation Services
Research Services, Innovation Ecosystem Services and Academic Legal Services support the research staff and Aalto management.