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

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Can too much openness ruin a research interview?

Interviewing as a method of acquiring research material calls for a lot of sensitivity. When doing a research interview, you try to influence the person you are talking to as little as possible. If the other one is searching for right words, you don't jump in with helpful suggestions, like you might normally. You certainly … Continue reading Can too much openness ruin a research interview?

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

The case against the journal article

It seems that the academic article is currently more part of the problem than the solution for the scientific community. The race for the biggest impact and the so called "publish or perish" mentality are responsible for many ethically dubious practices, such as dissecting research results in order to produce the maximum number of articles, inflating … Continue reading The case against the journal article

Research integrity in the open era

Open science has emerged on the global research agenda so quickly, that the research integrity guidelines haven't been able to keep up to speed. Many of the principles are of course so general, that they apply to all fields and types of research. But there are many practical issues that need to be addressed. Below … Continue reading Research integrity in the open era