Open science

Open science

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Open science refers to the application of open approaches to scientific research. Open science includes:

  • openness of scientific publications = open access publishing
  • openness and permanent storage of research data
  • utilising open source code and open standards
  • openness of the research process


Openness supports research and the development of the scientific community by

  • improving and safeguarding the quality of scientific knowledge
  • strengthening the reliability and transparency of research
  • increasing the opportunities for using scientific knowledge and scientific research methods in research, teaching and studying
  • enabling and enriching cooperation between researchers
  • increasing the impact of science on society




  • Report on the benefits and challenges of altmetrics.
    European Comission. Mutual Learning Exercise.  Open Science - Altmetrics and Rewards. Different types of Altmetrics. Thematic Report No 1.
    European Comission. Mutual Learning Exercise. Open Science - Altmetrics and Rewards. How to use altmetrics in the context of Open Science. Thematic Report No 2.
  • Academy of Finland has refined its policy on open access publishing 30th of May 2017. Academy research funding may also be used to cover costs of so-called hybrid open access publishing. However, the Academy is keen to emphasise the temporary nature of the hybrid open access solution – it is only part of the transition towards full open access publishing.
  • The University of Tampere has launched service, which enables downloading data, including publication information and implementations of study modules, as Open Data. The service is maintained by the IT Administration.
  • Webinar: How to publish openly.
  • Publication and data policy at the University of Tampere
  • Test your knowledge on open science.
  • The Rector of the University has set an Open Science -working group at the University of Tampere 2.3.2016-31.12.2017.
  • Open Science and Research 2014-2017 - initiative established by the Ministry of Education and Culture is going to create top conditions for research in Finland.

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