IHMJ1106 Ethics of Open Science (1–2 cr)

Study level:
Postgraduate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Education and Psychology
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024



There are two versions of this course: 1 ECTS Moodle course and 2 ECTS blended learning version that contains also a face-to-face teaching session in addition to the online part. The course explores the ethical questions of the general forms of open science: open access, data and process. Both the good and bad sides of each form are carefully analysed. However, this course does not systematically answer practical questions like where I can store my data if I want to open it.


-The traditional ethos of science vs. open science
-Ethical questions related to open access
-Ethical questions related to open data
-Ethical questions related to open process and methodology

Learning outcomes

· Participants are able to recognise and analyse the key ethical questions of open science

· Participants recognise and understand key ethical principles guiding open science

· Participants gain a realistic picture of both the possibilities and challenges of open science

· Participants gain a deeper understanding about how open science solutions could be applied in their own research projects

Additional information

Completion mode:
To complete the course and get 1 ECTS, participants are required to:

• actively engage with the course materials,

• do all quizzes associated with each topic (you are expected to study the material before attempting the quiz!),

To get 2 ECTS, participants are required to do the online assignments and participate a contact teaching session.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
will be agreed upon in each study attainment
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (1–2 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail