Ministry of Education and Culture's Atlas is a broad overview of open science policies and activities in the Finnish research community organisations.
Ministry of Education and Culture has published its Atlas of Open Science and Research in Finland in 2019. This Atlas is a broad overview of open science policies and activities in the Finnish research community organisations.
The Open Science and Research Atlas explores open science and research through the lenses of organisational policy and principles advancing open access, utilisation of research knowledge, utilising open source code and standards; quality documentation of the research process; and developing skills for open science.
- Link to Evaluation of openness in the activities of higher education institutions, research institutes, research-funding organisations, Finnish academic and cultural institutes abroad and learned societies and academies Final report 2019.
The Atlas is based on information openly available on the organisational website as well as through an information request from the organisations. The information has been analysed and scored. The organisations reaching the highest level have made open science a key strategic goal and have the capability of utilising their immaterial capital and make decisions based on the best available knowledge. The Atlas also identifies areas where organisations have room for development and growth.
The results show a significant development in Finnish research organisations since the start of the data collection in 2015. Vast majority of the research performing organisations have reached the highest level of development by 2019.
The research culture now faces new challenges for open science and research, which are also analysed in the Atlas. A special focus is on the researcher experience and experienced difficulties in working with open science principles. The key to development is at home organisations’ support and guidance. Organisational co-operation is also identified as a way to enhance open science and support the national open science coordination in focusing on national policy and international collaboration.
For more information at the Ministry of Education and Culture:
- Director Erja Heikkinen, tel. 02953 30101
- Senior ministerial adviser Juha Haataja, tel. 02953 30089
- Senior officer Sami Niinimäki, tel. 02953 30303