Background materials

This page is updated continuosly prior to the seminar days.

Readings and materials on open science (open access, open data): 

Borgman, C. Big data, little data, no data. MIT press 2015, 315 p.

Presentations & works by C. Borgman - on topics related to open science: 

Goodman A, Pepe A, Blocker AW, Borgman CL, Cranmer K, et al. (2014) Ten Simple Rules for the Care and Feeding of Scientific Data. PLoS Comput Biol 10(4): e1003542. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003542

Piwowar HA, Vision TJ. (2013) Data reuse and the open data citation advantage. PeerJ 1:e175

Fecher, Benedikt and Friesike, Sascha, Open Science: One Term, Five Schools of Thought (May 30, 2013). RatSWD_WP_ 218. Available at SSRN: or 

Tenopir C, Allard S, Douglass K, Aydinoglu AU, Wu L, Read E, et al. (2011) Data Sharing by Scientists: Practices and Perceptions. PLoS ONE 6(6): e21101. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021101

Roche DG, Lanfear R, Binning SA, Haff TM, Schwanz LE, et al. (2014) Troubleshooting Public Data Archiving: Suggestions to Increase Participation. PLoS Biol 12(1): e1001779. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001779

Huang, Xiaolei, Bradford A. Hawkins, Fumin Lei, Gary L. Miller, Colin Favret, Ruiling Zhang, and Gexia Qiao. "Willing or unwilling to share primary biodiversity data: results and implications of an international survey." Conservation Letters 5, no. 5 (2012): 399-406.

On data protection in EU when dealing with data from human participants:

Salokannel, M. The Slowly emerging EU data protection framework - impact on scientific research. In Ihmistieteellisten tutkimusaineistojen jatkokäyttö ja tietosuoja (eds. Ketola, A. Lahti, R.). Forum Irius. 98-116 (19 pages). (pdf)

Finnish Ministry of Education on Open Science (ATT project - Avoin Tiede ja Tutkimus, in English):

Open science and research leads to surprising discoveries and creative insights. Open science and research roadmap 2014–2017, Reports of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland 2014:21, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland, 2014, 28 pages. 978-952-263-318-7 (pbk.), 978-952-263-319-4 (Online) (pdf)

Open science and research handbook v.1.0 (pdf)


UNESCO materials on open access for libraries and researchers (website with links to pdf's)


Guidelines on Data Management in Horizon 2020 (pdf)

Academy of Finland (guidelines for research plan including data management planning)

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