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Open and re­spon­si­ble RDI and education

As open as possible, closed when necessary

 

We promote a culture of open scientific research, Xamk’s Strategy (2023)

At Xamk, we strive to make our education and RDI activities as open and responsible as possible. We are committed to strengthening our culture of open science and research.

The Declaration on Open Science and Research and its complementary guidelines and recommendations are the foundations for the development of open science and research.

Xamk’s research and development activities comply with the Code of Conduct for Responsible Research, the Research Ethics Advisory Board (TENK) guidelines, and regulations and agreements related to RDI activities.

Open science increases the quality, reliability, and impact of RDI activities. Open practices also promote work-related cooperation between universities of applied sciences and businesses. Open learning and education practices increase the quality and impact of teaching and facilitate collaboration and co-creation at the national and international levels.

We aim to enhance the transfer of knowledge and skills and generate new knowledge through interactions between Xamk and the working world. Xamk offers staff and students training, guidance, and personal counselling to support open educational and RDI activities.

Declaration on Open Science and Research 2020-2025

Xamk has signed the National Declaration on Open Science and Research 2020-2025. The Declaration’s goals, aims, and principles are detailed in specific national open science policies, guidelines, and recommendations. For more information, visit the Open Science website.

Xamk is committed to developing openness and transparency in four key areas, which form the cornerstones of our operations.

Goal: In our research community, openness is considered throughout the research process. Research organisations have established evaluation practices, incentives, and services to support a culture of openness.

Internal coordination at Xamk: Open operating culture working group

Xamk guidelines: Science Communication (Lux-intra) and Guide to Open RDI (Libguides – in Finnish)
 
National guidelines: Policy for open scholarship

Goal: All new research publications are openly available immediately.

Internal coordination at Xamk: Open publishing working group.

Xamk guidelines: Open access publishing and contracts (Lux-intra) and Publisher’s guide (Libguides – in Finnish) 

National guidelines: Policy for open access to scholarly publications

Goal: Research data and methods are as open as possible and closed when required. Data are managed appropriately following the FAIR principles (discoverable, accessible, interoperable, reusable). Research methods and data are recognised as independent research outputs.

Internal coordination at Xamk: Open data working group

Xamk guidelines: Research materials and methods (Lux-intra) and Guide to open RDI activities (Libguides – in Finnish) 

National guidelines: Policy for open research data and methods

Goal: The co-creation and use of open educational resources and other teaching practices are part of everyday life in higher education. Xamk supports continuous learning.

Internal coordination at Xamk: Open learning and educational resources working group

Xamk guidelines: Programme for open learning and education resources  (in Finnish)

National guidance: Open educational resources guide (in Finnish)  

National guidelines: Open learning and education resources (in Finnish)

Promoting an open operating culture at Xamk

The Open Science and Research Group aims to deepen the culture of open science and research. Xamk’s organisational structure, guidelines, and support services ensure that open approaches are considered in RDI projects and other activities.

Research.fi

The Research.fi service gathers and shares information about national research in Finland. The service improves access to research information and experts and increases the visibility of Finnish research and its impact.

The aim is to ensure that Xamk’s activities and researchers are visible in the service (e.g., promoting the use of ORCID iD researcher identifiers and publishing research activities). You can access Xamk’s open research outputs directly via this link.

Based on the National Open Science (AVOTT) Monitoring 2023 survey results, Xamk’s Open Science and Research score is 4/5. Read more about the AVOTT Monitoring (avointiede.fi).

Responsible Researcher Evaluation

Xamk has signed the CoARA (Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment) agreement. Xamk has developed the researcher career path based on the principles of responsible researcher assessment. The career path is overseen by the Researcher Career Path Steering Group, which was established by Xamk’s Management Team. The Steering Group participates in the evaluation of research activities of those who are on the researcher’s career path. The Open Science working group is currently drafting Xamk’s CoARA action plan, which will be completed by the end of 2024.

For more information: https://coara.eu/ and Good Practices in Researcher Assessment – National Recommendation for Responsible Researcher Assessment

Contact us

Phone
+358447028542
Email
Henni.Laitala@xamk.fi
Department
Julkaisu- ja tuotantopalvelut
Henni Laitala
Julkaisuasiantuntija
+358447028542
Henni.Laitala@xamk.fi
Phone
+358408266070
Email
Marjaana.Kivela@xamk.fi
Department
TKI-palvelut
Marjaana Kivelä
Kehityspäällikkö
+358408266070
Marjaana.Kivela@xamk.fi
Phone
+358503125087
Email
Pekka.Uotila@xamk.fi
Department
Kirjastopalvelut
Pekka Uotila
Päällikkö
+358503125087
Pekka.Uotila@xamk.fi