So far, this has been a mentally tough year for me. I wrote a long post detailing all the difficulties, but then decided to erase it. The main reason why I’ve had a tough time, is that there have been too many opportunities, too many interesting directions to pursue, and I’ve ended up being snowed-under … Continue reading My CV of failures
The ongoing discussion in Finland around the suspected research Misconduct at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, which has gained also the attention of the Retraction Watch blog, reminded me to finally publish the transcript of my presentation at the 2015 Academic Mindtrek conference. The presentation deals with the links between openness and integrity … Continue reading How Would I Cheat (and Other Questions on Openness & Integrity)
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
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
I know, for someone doing an open research project I have been awfully quiet lately. My contract at the Open Science and Research Initiative ended on 30 April and since then I have concentrated on my dissertation. Except I haven't. So what have I been up to lately, instead of what I should have been … Continue reading On not-research, case-studies and irony
(This is a piece I wrote a couple years ago as an exercise for a course on science communication. I thought why not throw it into the internets, instead of sitting on it forever.) Writing is quickly taking over the place of reading as the favored pass-time of the literate. During the 19th century Finnish … Continue reading When everyone is a writer, who reads?