This is an online introductory course into the practices of Open Science.
During the course doctoral students will be familiarised with:
- What is Open Science?
- Why there are increasing demands of the practices of Open Science?
- How an individual researcher can promote Open Access:
- in research planning
- in conducting the research
- in publishing
- What are the existing Open Access services and tools for researchers
- What are the challenges with Open Science?
- How is Open Science related to Research Ethics?
Advanced level of English. Participants must have taken Academic Writing or Conference Presentations, and should bring to the first course meeting a conference abstract submission or a manuscript submitted and peer review feedback received from referees.
After the course, doctoral students:
- know the ways of applying practices of Open Science in their own research
- know the central aims, tools and guidelines of Open Science
- acknowledge the challenges with Open Science
- acknowledge the research ethical requirements of applying the practices of Open Science
- know the existing services and tools provided by University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Library
During doctoral studies, in spring semester.
The course will be taught online. Most of the course is self-directed and allows for great flexibility with when and where it is done but the assessments have strict deadlines.
The online course is recommended to be combined with Research Data Management Basics lectures by Helsinki University Library. The lecture designed for YEB doctoral candidates takes place:
- 21.11. 10-12 in Viikki campus (Infokeskus, ATK 139) Please register here: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/99994/lomake.html
12 contact lessons with three face-to-face meetings and 15 hours of independent/group work between the meetings. Maximum 16 students.
Course literature consists of book chapters, short scientific articles (max. 100 pages) and web-based material. All literature for the course is available on the course Moodle platform in e-format. The invitation to the Moodle platform will be send by email to the student's address in Weboodi. Please check, your email address in Weboodi is the one you are currently using!
In-class lectures and discussions are combined with group work and peer and instructor reviews and feedback.
Pass / Fail
The course completion requires:
- active engagement with the course material,
- completing compulsory assessment tasks detailed above.
The course evaluation is based on adequately achieving learning outcomes as evidenced in the assessment tasks.
The invitation to the Moodle platform will be send by email to the student's address in Weboodi. Please check, your email address in Weboodi is the one you are currently using!
The course is based on material available on the course platform. Course participants must complete four assignments by given deadlines:
- open science issues and challenges in one's own research (an essay of 1-2 pages)
- peer review (written comments and reflections on given challenges)
- discussion board group activity on open science issues
- creating a Handbook in the Moodle platform
Quizzes associated with above assignment topics are compulsory.