Steering group

The aim of the National Open Science and Research Steering Group is to bring together the research community to promote open science. All the key organisations in the Finnish research community have nominated their representatives to the Steering Group. The current Steering Group will work till the end of 2020.

The Steering group promotes the Declaration for Open Science and Research, open science policies and other national open science recommendations. The Steering Group prepares policies and recommendations in cooperation with the expert groups. All national policies and recommendations will be offered for commentary and will thus be a result of direct consultation with the research community. The Steering Group thus brings together the voice of the research community and sets the shared direction. The mandate of the Steering Groups's activities arises from a wide represenation of its participants, open commentary on all policy drafts, and principles of co-writing.

The Steering Group meets bi-monthly. The meeting memos (in Finnish) are available on this page. The agenda will also be shared before the meeting. The research community are invited to suggest items for the meeting agenda. The easiest way to do this is to contact the secretary of the Steering Group: henriikka.mustajoki@tsv.fi


The chair of the Steering Group: Vice-Rector Jaakka Aspara (Hanken)
The secretary of the Steering Group: Henriikka Mustajoki (Federation of Finnish Learned Sciences).

Steering group meeting in 2020:

  • 6.2. at 13-15.30
  • 23.4. at 14-16.30
  • 11.6. at 14-16.30
  • 27.8. at 14-16.30
  • 29.10. at 14-16.30
  • 3.12. at 14-16.30

Steering group members for 2019-2020:

First name Family name Dedicating organisation Employing organisation
Minna  Abrhamsson-Sipponen FUN University of Oulu
Marjukka  Anttila Researcher Finnish Food Authority
Jaakko Aspara (puheenjohtaja) UNIFI - Finnish Council of University Rectors Hanken School of Economics
Paula Eerola UNIFI - Finnish Council of University Rectors University of Helsinki
Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen National Library National Library
Tiina  Kupila-Rantala CSC IT Center for Science CSC IT Center for Science
Mikael  Laakso Researcher Hanken School of Economics
Helena Laaksonen Finnish Social Science Data Archive Finnish Social Science Data Archive
Petri Lempinen Arene  Arene
Riitta Maijala Academy of Finland Academy of Finland
Sanna Marttinen Tulanet TULAnet
Henriikka Mustajoki Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (secretary) Federation of Finnish Learned Societies
Ossi  Naukkarinen UNIFI - Finnish Council of University Rectors Aalto Yliopisto
Petri Raivo Arene Karelia AMK
Eeva Nyrövaara UNIFI - Finnish Council of University Rectors Finnish Council of University Rectors
Eeva Ryynänen-Karjalainen Federation of Finnish Learned Societies Federation of Finnish Learned Societies
Tiina Sarjakoski Tulanet National Land Survey of Finland
Arto Vuori Tulanet The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)