WCRI 2017 Poster Session: INTEGRITY – FRAGMENTED & OUTSOURCED

[If you arrived here using the short link bit.ly/fear_of_scooping, you might be interested in reading about my first article, "Afraid of Scooping – Case Study on Researcher Strategies against Fear of Scooping in the Context of Open Science". It was first presented at SciDataCon2016 as a conference paper and then submitted for Data Science Journal … Continue reading WCRI 2017 Poster Session: INTEGRITY – FRAGMENTED & OUTSOURCED

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Quick thoughts on the new European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

ALLEA, the joint organisation for all European academies (also beyond the EU), has published a new version of the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. The previous one came out in 2011 and was co-written by ALLEA and the European Science Foundation (ESF), which has since gone through a major organisational transformation and a … Continue reading Quick thoughts on the new European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

AFRAID OF SCOOPING? Case Study on Perceived vs. Actualized Risks of Sharing Research Outputs

This post is based on my conference paper presentation at the SciDataCon 2016. The paper was part of a session called "Getting the incentives right: removing social, institutional and economic barriers to data sharing". My slides can be seen here bit.ly/fearofscooping. The abstract for the paper has been published on this blog here. I will … Continue reading AFRAID OF SCOOPING? Case Study on Perceived vs. Actualized Risks of Sharing Research Outputs

SciDataCon 2016: Accepted Conference Paper Abstract and Reviewers Comments

As I knew I was going to attend the SciDataCon 2016 in my role as the secretary of the Finnish Committee for Research Data, I decided to submit an abstract for a conference paper for one of the sessions. To kill two birds with four layovers, if you will (flying from Helsinki to Denver and … Continue reading SciDataCon 2016: Accepted Conference Paper Abstract and Reviewers Comments

OKCupid-gate: Ethics Accident Waiting to Happen

This is a very spontaneously written quick post inspired, or rather forced out, by the release of some 70 000 OKCupid users’ data (which I learned about yesterday). The data was released by a Danish self-acclaimed researcher and scientist, actually just a graduate student (I say ‘just’ not because I consider graduate students to be … Continue reading OKCupid-gate: Ethics Accident Waiting to Happen

Informed consent

I am currently working on a case study on responsible conduct of research in the context of open research collaboration. I have chosen three research projects that have been conducted online completely openly, with an open invitation for anyone to particpate. I won't name the projects yet for the simple reason that I am intending … Continue reading Informed consent

New Year’s Resolutions: My Open Pledge

Ever since I heard Erin McKiernan telling about her Open Pledge at the 2015 OpenCon I have been thinking about making my own. It seems only appropriate to publish it at the beginning of a new year. In addition to McKiernan I have been inspired for example by the Open Science Peer Review Oath and the … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions: My Open Pledge

Closed for good? – How ethical issues can limit openness

This is a lightning talk I gave at the Knowledge Exchange Pathways to Open Science event in Helsinki today as part of the 'Benefits, risks & limitations of Open Scholarship' theme. I am a doctoral student in economic and social history at the University of Helsinki. One of the research questions I am working on … Continue reading Closed for good? – How ethical issues can limit openness

What is research misconduct and why it matters for open science

I have recently come across some discussion concerning the concept of research misconduct and whether withholding data falls into the category. While not sharing data when publishing research results is definitely problematic behavior in my books, I wouldn’t go as far as calling it research misconduct. I have two reasons for this opinion: firstly, withholding … Continue reading What is research misconduct and why it matters for open science