In the past four years (2014-2017) Open Science was promoted through the Open Science and Research Initiative funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture. The objective was for Finland to become one of the leading countries in the openness of science and research by the year 2017 and to ensure that the results of Open Science will be widely utilised in our society.
In 2017, most of the Finnish universities have published their data policies. A summary of the policies of higher education institutions and funding agencies is available at https://openscience.fi/policies.
“The Academy of Finland", the biggest scientific funding agency in Finland, requires that Academy-funded projects commit to open access publishing and promotes open access to research data and methods. When applying for funding from the Academy, researchers must include in their research plans a publication plan and a data management plan. In Tekes-funded research projects, special attention is given to the practical exploitation of projects. Tekes recommends open access publishing and open research data when possible.” For more, please click here.