LIBJ1001 Open Science Resource (1 cr)

Study level:
Postgraduate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Open Science Centre
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


This resource is an introduction to open science and research principles and practices for doctoral students and other research active members new to Open Science and Research.

Open responsible science is a contemporary way of planning the research process. Participants will explore different aspects of open science and consider the advantages to their own research.

Open science is about the whole research process from planning your research to data management to publishing and scientific communication. Advantages of open science include increased visibility for the research and improved accessibility.

At every step the material can be related to the research you are working on and aims to support your progress as a researcher.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the participant is familiar with

- what Open Science is (the concept is not simple or well defined!)
- why academics and decision-makers are increasingly getting behind the idea
- what is Open Access, how you can increase access to your own research and importantly, why you should do it
- reasons for openly sharing data, the limitations for data sharing, tools and protocols for sharing data as well as the legal aspects for appropriate data sharing
- opportunities to start opening up your research process as well as how you may wish to participate in research work of others
- science communication and how we can share our work in multiple different ways.

Additional information

To complete this course as a part of your doctoral studies (1 ECTS) at University of Jyväskylä, sign-up via Sisu.

Course is recommended for first or second year of your study.

Description of prerequisites

No prerequisites.

Study materials

Materials in course page in Findocnet.

Completion methods

Method 1

This is an online course, where you can work according to your own schedule when the course is active. Participants will work on an open science handbook.
Evaluation criteria:
Assessment for the course is pass-fail.
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Independent study (1 cr)

Independent study
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish