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Aineistonhallinnan opas: Openness and transparency of the research

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Principles of Fair Data during the research process

The open research process and the good management of the data are aimed at improving the possibilities of verifiability and repeatability of the research at various stages of the research life cycle. This way, the research results can be reused, evaluated, used in decision-making and secured by increasing digit data for future generations of researchers.

To facilitate this, the Ministry of Education and Culture offers a wide range of Fairdata services, consisting of services that support the discovery, conservation and management of materials. Services that work well with one another but provide separate services are provided in the design of the data management, in the self-management of the material, in the descriptions of materials and in safe storage, and in ensuring long-term availability of important data.

Services provide a number of benefits: firstly, the materials are safe for further use and have permanent identifiers for referrals. Secondly, it is easy to share the materials and find the materials for their own use. It is also easy to implement the requirements of transparency of research funding.

From the viewpoint of the researcher, however, transparency does not mean abandoning copyright, but the researcher himself has the power to decide at what level his material is open. Secondly, with regard to sensitive data, data protection must be in good shape and sources of personal data protected. As a result, the researcher will benefit from a wider reference profile and preservation of the material. When the material is opened, its licensing needs to be taken care of. Although the results of the evaluation of the scientific quality of the application always have the highest impact on funding decisions, international peer reviewers also appreciate open publishing, a careful data management plan and the opening of research information to a wider researcher whenever possible. For best rated applications, all of these are well described

Research data life cycle

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Open Access

When material is opened then its licensing needs to be taken care of. The results of the evaluation of the scientific quality of the application always have the highest impact on funding decisions, so it should be noted that international peer reviewers also appreciate open publishing, a careful inventory management plan and the opening of research data to a wider researcher when possible. For best rated applications, all of these are well described.