The impact of the Finnish Open Science and Research Initiative

The aim of this external evaluation ordered by Ministry of Education and Culture is to analyse the impact of the Open Science and Research (ATT) Initiative both nationally and internationally.

The target groups of the evaluation were the research organisations and their staff members, research funders, the national stakeholders, representatives of the innovation ecosystem and international organisations (UNESCO, OECD, European Commission, Nordforsk and Nordic Council of Ministries).

To sum up, according to this report the ATT Initiative has been a dynamic, multi-actor and multi-level facilitator of the transformation towards open science. As a whole, the initiative has had a strong impact on the ‘interest' level. The ATT Initiative has been able to raise interest in open science among its target groups.

Dr. Lauri Tuomi, CEO, Profitmakers Ltd, served as an external evaluator and the process was executed during the period from June to November 2016.