Steering group

Last updated 20.6.2022

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 2022.

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 wide representation, open commentary on all policy drafts, and principles of co-writing.

The Steering Group meets bi-monthly. The meeting memos (in Finnish) are available below, and the agenda will also be shared before the meeting. The research community is invited to suggest items for the meeting agenda – the easiest way to do this is to contact the secretary of the Steering Group:

The Steering Group 2021–22

First name Surname Appointing organisation Affiliation
Minna Abrahamsson-Sipponen FUN University of Oulu
Janne Kanner CSC CSC
Terhi Kilpi Tulanet Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
Helena Laaksonen Finnish Social Science Data Archive Finnish Social Science Data Archive
Leo Lahti Researcher (UNIFI) University of Turku
Hanna Lahtinen Arene Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Riitta Maijala Academy of Finland Academy of Finland
Minna Martikainen UNIFI University of Vaasa
Sanna Marttinen Tulanet Tulanet
Liisa Maunuksela Tulanet Ruokavirasto
Henriikka Mustajoki Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (secretary) Federation of Finnish Learned Societies
Ossi Naukkarinen UNIFI Aalto University
Eeva Nyrövaara UNIFI UNIFI
Emilia Palonen Federation of Finnish Learned Societies Finnish Political Science Association
Riikka Paloniemi Researcher (Tulanet)
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
Taina Pihlajaniemi Unifi Oulun yliopisto
Seliina Päällysaho Researcher (Arene) Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
Juhani Soini Arene Turku University of Applied Sciences
Arja Tuuliniemi The National Library of Finland The National Library of Finland