The Academy of Finland and the Strategic Research Council (SRC) opened an online survey in November to invite proposals for new Academy Programmes and strategic research themes. The survey has now closed. The survey utilised an open online platform that allowed users to submit proposals but also to comment on proposals submitted by others.
We received 200 proposals in total. A total of 566 people signed up to fill in the survey. We were especially pleased to see how much discussion was generated around the submitted proposals; users registered 355 comments and 1,462 likes. The proposals covered a broad range of topics and scientific disciplines, and many combinations of these. The discussion around the topics effectively provided new insights and cross-disciplinary perspectives.
Our work to analyse the survey data and develop new Academy Programmes and strategic research themes will continue through the end of the year and in spring 2018. The proposals will also support future work to plan themes and programmes.
The proposals submitted through the survey will be posted on our website without personal or organisational identifiers. If possible, the data will also be stored at the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) for research and teaching purposes.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey!