Open science

The objectives of open science are taken into account in the Academy of Finland’s reviews and decision-making.  Openness is a central principle of science and research. It increases the repeatability and improves the critical appraisal of research results, which improves the overall quality of research. Openness also promotes the impact of research by, for example, increasing open access to research knowledge and data and making data usage more efficient. The Academy is a part of cOAlition S, a consortium of research funders which promotes open access to publications. We promote its objectives in close collaboration with funders and other actors. 

We require that Academy-funded projects see to that the publications in which the project’s results are published are open-access, and that the projects’ research data and material are made widely available. The degrees of data openness may justifiably vary, ranging from fully open to strictly confidential. 

The applicant’s research plan should include a publication plan that has been drafted considering the Academy of Finland’s requirement for open access publication. The open access requirement applies especially to peer-reviewed articles. However, the Academy encourages open access in all publishing activity. 

The Academy of Finland requires that applications to be submitted to the Academy include a data management plan for the research project or research infrastructure concerned. The data management plan is appended to the application as a separate appendix. More information about the Academy’s open access principles and objectives.

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