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Open science

For researchers and doctoral students – Open science practices and procedures

(1) During research planning phase
  • Consider open access publication outlets and options, and prioritize:
    • a gold open access journal, see Gold OA in the LibGuide on open access.
    • a hybrid open access journal with discounts on article processing charges (APCs), see Discounts on APCs in the LibGuide on open access. Or
    • a journal that allows for non-embargoed self-archiving, see Green OA (Self-archiving) in the LibGuide on open access.
  • Evaluate the integrity and reputation of the journals to which you submit manuscripts, and investigate the publisher’s copyright guidelines, author sharing and reusing permissions, and research data policies.
  • 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. 
  • If your study is one of the six types described in Ethical review, you need to 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
  • All research shall comply with the ethical principles and guidelines issued by TENK. When engaging in international collaboration, researchers shall follow the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity by ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities and any other applicable ethical guidelines.
  • All research shall adhere to good data protection practices. Follow the procedures specified in the Instructions on the handling of personal data in research to maintain high ethical standards and observe relevant legislations.
  • Store and back up data securely, and organize data with sensible naming convention, well-organised folder structures, clear version control, and standard, interchangeable and non-proprietary data formats to ensure data reusability. See Data storage and backup and Data formats and organizing.

Researchers can ask supervisors, project managers, the Library, and Data protection officer (DPO) for advice.

(3) During result-sharing phase
  • Publish research results gold/hybrid/green open access.
  • Describe and publish the metadata of your data. It is recommended to use Fairdata Qvain metadata tool offered by the Ministry of Education and Culture and maintained by CSC.
  • Archive and open 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, your research process, need for the protection of trade secrets and other confidential data, and intellectual property agreements, as well as funders’ and publishers’ requirements.
    • Data with personal information can only be opened anonymized. See Anonymisation and Personal Data by the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD).
  • Register your publications in Haris. See how to Register your publications in the LibGuide on Haris.
    • Remember to upload the post-print version or the publisher’s final PDF to Haris. See Which version of the article can I self-archive? in the LibGuide on Haris.
    • Report the publishing costs including APCs, BPCs, submission fees and production-related fees such as colour image or figure charges in Haris.
  • Register your dataset in Haris and add the persistent identifiers (e.g., DOI and URN) for your (meta)data.

Researchers can ask the Library and IT services for advice.