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Open science

For researchers and doctoral students – Open science practices and procedures

(1) During research planning phase
  • From the perspective of open access, consider Open access options and opportunities at Hanken, and preferably prioritize:
    • a gold open access journal
    • a hybrid open access journal with discounts on article processing charges (APCs) (see Discounts on APCs to publish open access) or
    • a journal that allows for non-embargoed self-archiving/green open access.
  • Evaluate the integrity and reputation of journals before submitting manuscripts, and investigate the publisher’s copyright guidelines, author sharing and reusing permissions, and research data policies.
  • Where necessary, write and update a data management plan (DMP) that describes how and what research data will be handled during and after the research project and elaborates the key measures for ethical and legal compliance and FAIR data production. 
  • Where the study is one of the six types described in Ethical review, fill in the e-form Request for an ethical review for an empirical study and submit to Hanken’s Research Ethics Committee.

Researchers can ask the Library, Research services, legal advisers, Research Integrity Advisor, and Data protection officer (DPO) for advice.

(2) During active research phase

Researchers can ask the Library and Data protection officer (DPO) for advice.

(3) During result-sharing phase
  • Choose whether or how to publish research results. If the researcher chooses open access, publish research results gold/hybrid/green open access.
  • Choose whether or how to describe and publish metadata. It is recommended to use Fairdata Qvain metadata tool offered by the Ministry of Education and Culture and maintained by CSC.
  • Archive and publish research data in national or international repositories when possible.
    • Define an appropriate access type (open, embargoed or restricted) to research data based on the feature of the data, research process, need for the protection of personal information, trade secrets and other confidential data, intellectual property agreements, as well as funders’ and publishers’ requirements.
    • Use a license when opening data for reuse to define the reuse terms and possible restrictions. It is recommended to use Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license. See Legal compliance in the LibGuide on Research data management (RDM). 
    • Data with personal information can only be opened anonymized. See Anonymisation and Personal Data by the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD).
  • Register publications in Haris.
    • Remember to upload the post-print version or the publisher’s final PDF to Haris.
    • Report the publishing costs including APCs, BPCs, submission fees and production-related fees such as colour image or figure charges in Haris or to the Library.
  • Register datasets in Haris and add the persistent identifiers (e.g., DOI and URN) for (meta)data.
  • It is recommended to have a wide range of ways, in addition to publishing open access to publications and research data, to share the information about your research to increase the visibility and impact of your research. See Improve the visibility and impact of your research in the LibGuide on Bibliometrics.

Researchers can ask the Library and IT services for advice.