Open research in Uniarts Helsinki

Openness is a central principle in research activities in University of the Arts Helsinki. 

Open Science and Research

Uniarts Helsinki is committed to openness 

  • We follow the guidelines on responsible conduct of research determined by the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity (TENK) in all data management and in the publishing and openness of our research results.
  • Through Uniarts Helsinki’s publications, we want to increase the utilisation of artistic knowledge and research that has been produced with public funding and highlight its role as a resource that reforms society.
  • One of the main strategies in Uniarts Helsinki’s 2017–2020 strategy is to strengthen research communications, research services, and the quality and impact of research
  • To promote openness, Uniarts Helsinki has appointed a working group for open science and research, which is chaired by the university’s vice rector responsible for research.
  • Uniarts Helsinki will update the data management plan in its open science policy and compile an open access policy by the end of 2019.


Open access publishing at Uniarts Helsinki

  • The artistic and academic publications produced within our university are, in principle, openly available on the internet, where they can be read by anyone regardless of place and time.  
  • We make the academic publications or artistic results generated by the academic or artistic research process openly accessible by parallel publishing them in Helda  whenever it is possible considering the terms and conditions of the publication channel. When parallel publishing, we state the original source and advise that citations would refer to the original source, not the parallel publication.
  • Uniarts Helsinki’s experts report on their publications on a yearly basis in the CRIS database
  • Parallel publishing is authorised only with consent of all the authors of the work, and the researcher who stores the research publication in the digital archive Helda is responsible for acquiring the permission. We recommend using Final Draft or Publisher’s PDF versions in parallel publishing. The Research Services assist with publisher permissions, and there is also an online guide available. 
  • Our research projects and centres pay for their own OA author fees and apply for related funding individually as part of other external funding.
  • By using Creative Commons licenses, a researcher may share some of the copyrights and give part of the rights to users, viewers or experiencers of the work. Different licenses give different user rights. More information on CC licenses
  • All journals published by Uniarts Helsinki have Publication Forum (Jufo) 1 classified. The Finnish Journal of Music Education have the Peer-Review Label granted by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. 
  • We offer our researchers guidance in registering and using the ORCID iD

Openness of research data

  • The Uniarts executive group have been defined (15.6.2016) the guidelines for data management at university's Research Data Policy
  • The research services and the Library organise training in data management and give guidance on how to use the data management planning tool DMPTuuli
  • There is also an online guide available. The processing and preservation of personal data and sensitive material are taken into account in data management plans. If openness of the research data is not possible due to e.g. legal or ethical reasons, our objective is to provide open access to the meta data of the material.
  • When compiling a research plan or applying for funding, the researcher also compiles a data management plan. The data management plan must cover the collection and processing of data, ownership and rights to use, storage and preservation, reuse and publishing, disposal of data in a safe way and the related resource needs required by the planned measures.
  • More information on research funders’ requirements on openness and how to follow their guidelines when applying for funding and conducting research can be found in the Guide to applying research funding
  • Project guide for researchers
  • Uniarts Helsinki’s Research Data Policy encourages researchers to be open about their data management, and practical tips on openness are available in the Open Research Guide
  • Uniarts Helsinki’s academy management, lawyers and copyright advice services are responsible for discussing legal issues concerning the research.
  • Research conducted at the University of the Arts Helsinki is largely focused on personal and artistic processes, which is why research data is opened only after careful consideration.

Read Uniarts Helsinki’s Research Data Policy 
In Finnish, translation coming soon

Implementation Plan for the Research Data Policy
In Finnish, translation coming soon 

The university’s strategy



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Give us feedback and send ideas: Jenni Mikkonen, Uniarts Research Services