Seminar on open access to research publications and research data
Do you want to learn more about open science and how you can make your research available to everyone? The University Library welcomes you to a seminar where we inform about UiT policies and requirements, what to keep in mind when you make your publishing decisions, and how you can manage your research data according to best practice.
Free and unrestricted access to research results is beneficial for science, society and researchers themselves. In addition, governments, funders and institutions require that researchers provide open access to their publications and data. With this as background, the plan for the seminar is as follows:
12:15–13:30 Open access to research publications
13.45-15:30 Open research data
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Open access to research publications
Making your research results read, accessible and useful to other scholars, and to society in general, is the goal of Open Access. In the first part of this seminar we will give you an introduction to Open Access: What is OA, which forms of OA there are, why OA is important to you as an author and how you can make your works OA. We will inform about the UiT publication fund - which can fund one form of OA - and say something about problematic OA journals.
Open research data
Research data are an essential part of most research projects. The data we collect are of high value, to ourselves and to other researchers, both now and in the future, and should therefore be well organized and archived. Further, scientific journals and funders have started to require that research data are properly managed and made openly available, if possible.
In their meeting on March 9 2017, the University Board at UiT adopted Principles and guidelines for research data management at UiT, effective as of September 1 the same year. The purpose of these is to "clarify responsibility and provide guidance on how the institution and its employees shall manage, share and archive research data in line with the institution's administrative, financial, and ethical guidelines." Read more about the policy here.
In the second part of the seminar, you get an introduction to what open research data are, how to structure, document and preserve the data during a research project, and finally, how to archive and share them using UiT Open Research Data, https://opendata.uit.no/.
UiT Open Research Data is part of a global network for open research data, with metadata templates based on international standards. The service provides extensive online visibility, and facilitates proper citation and attribution by assigning a full reference with a persistent identifier (DOI) to each archived dataset.
For more information on research data at UiT, see uit.no/forskningsdata.
The seminar is meant for researchers, PhD students, and administrative staff. Master students and bachelor students are also welcome.