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Nordic Open Science and Research Forum 2016, 21-23 November

Venue: Main building of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki city centre, Bulevardi 31

The Forum Main Event on 22nd Nov and two workshops on the 23rd Nov were streamed live for remote participation. Video recordings and presentations are available below.

Discussion on Twitter #ATTforum

Theme: Open research data

The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture organized by its Open Science and Research Initiative (ATT) a Nordic conference on open research data on November 21-23 in Helsinki. The conference consisted of main event (on 22nd) and co-organized workshops (on 21st and 23rd). The main event was targeted for policy-oriented stakeholders and the workshops for wider audicence, such as researchers and open science enablers and promoters.

The brought into discussion the societal impact of research through transparency and openness, sharing and re-use of data and assessment of quality of research. In addition the conference focused on open science enabling factors including new ways of conducting collaborative research, funding instruments and support services for researchers. The preliminary results of an evaluation comparing openness in the activities of selected European research funders were published in the event.

The conference enhanced networking of event participants all sharing the same value of promoting open science and research through sharing research data. The conference offered opportunities to share best practices, ideas and solutions to bring the open science embracing visions into concrete actions from Nordic perspective.

MAIN EVENT November 22, 2016

Time Title Speaker
9:00 Registration desk opens  
10:00 Opening words Erja Heikkinen, Counsellor for Science Affairs, Head of Team, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture
10:15 EU Open Science Policy Platform (presentation slides .pptx) Jean-Claude Burgelman, Head of Unit Data, Open Access and Foresight at at European Commission
10:40 Transparency, Societal Impact and Responsibility of Research  
  Openness, respect, and participation: Consent in a time of transitions (presentation slides .pptx) Hallvard Fossheim, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bergen
11:30 Break  
11:50 Quality of research: Evaluation and Quality of Data  
  What is open, where is trust and when are data? Some reflections on the problem representations underpinning open science (presentation slides .pttx) Jutta Haider, Associate Professor in Information Studies at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University
  Does Open Science matter at Proposal Evaluation? (presentation slides .pptx / slideshare) Ivo Grigorov, Project Manager at Technical University of Denmark
12:50 Lunch, Restaurant Kiltakellari, Bulevardi 44, Helsinki  
14:10 Open Access to Research Data -report (presentation slides .pptx, report) Sverker Holmgren, Programme Director for the Nordic eScience Globalisation Initiative (NeGI)
  Implementation of the Danish RDM Strategy (presentation slides .pptx) Henrik Pedersen, Professor at University of Southern Denmark
  Making Research Data Available - Are The Universities Prepared? (presentation slides .pptx) Max Petzold, Director of Swedish National Data Service and Health Metrics Unit
14:50 Concerns in Opening Research Data  
  Open Data vs. Commercialisation and Innovation (presentation slides .pdf) Mikael Karstensen Elbæk, Senior Project Officer Technical University of Denmark
  Open Access to Human Genome Data (presentation slides .pptx) Niclas Jareborg, Data Manager at National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden
  Panel discussion  
15:40 Coffee break and poster session  
16:00 Open Science and Research Initiative Evaluation (presentation slides .pptx) Lauri Tuomi, Dr., CEO Profitmakers Oy (Ltd)
16:30 Open Science and Research Award (presentation slides .pdf + extra slide .pdf) Erja Heikkinen, Counsellor for Science Affairs, Head of Team, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture
17:00 Toast for the Open Science and networking  
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19:00 The conference dinner at restaurant Sipuli, Kanavaranta 7, Helsinki (by pre-reservation)  



November 23, 2016

Breakfast and networking by posters starting at 8:30 a.m. at Metropolia main building, 4th floor, Juhlasali. This is targeted for all Wednesday workshop participants.

FAIR Design Jam
The FAIR-principles and good research data management. What kind of aspects should researchers consider when managing research data?

Nordic Workshop on Data Citation Policies and Practices: How to Make it Happen?
Organized together with Finnish Committee on Research Data/ICSU CODATA

Open Citizen Science Project: What We Have Learned
Presentation of a report on Citizen Science (Open Knowledge Finland), with discussion on implications, possibilities and implementation

November 21, 2016

Research data infrastructures and services FAIR enough?
Organized together with OpenAIRE2020 Finland and Open Science and Research Initiative

RDA and the Nordics – viewpoints on open science
RDA Europe


Event content enquiries

Eeva Kaunismaa
Counsellor of Education
Ministry of Education and Culture
tel. +358 295 3 30226

Sami Niinimäki
Senior Advisor
Ministry of Education and Culture
tel. +358 (0) 295 3 30303 

Pirjo-Leena Forsström
Secretary-General for Open Science and Research Initiative ATT
Development Director, CSC
tel. +358 (0)9 457 2273

General event enquiries

Riina Salmivalli
Coordinator at CSC – IT Center for Science
tel. +358 (0)50 381 2064