Doctoral Students, Researchers and University Personnel

Open science


  • LIBJ1001 Open Science Resource

Research data


  • Research data management

Publishing


  • Open access publishing
  • Choosing the publishing channel

Methodology guides


  • Methodology guides and databases

Open Science Centre, the library, offers courses, guidance, tailored information sessions and tailored education for all members of the university. You can also find self-study material from these pages.

Doctorate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences faculty (HYTJ2500 Collect, Manage and Publish Information) and in the School of Business and Economics (JSBJ1610 Data Acquisition, Command and Publishing) get 2 credits when they take part in

  • Dissertation start-up, Open access publishing, Research data management
  • And at least one other training from this list: Methodology guides and databases, Choosing the publishing channel, Research Merits
  • If you are using the antecedent curriculum of the Humanities and Social Sciences faculty the trainings for the HYTJ2200 course are Dissertation start-up, Open access publishing and at least one other course from this list: Research data management, Methodology guides and databases, Choosing the publishing channel, Research Merits
  • When you have participated to the compulsory courses, please, ask the course registration from the library’s research course coordinator via email

More information: Marjo Vallittu

Open science

Courses

LIBJ1001 Open Science Resource (1 credit)

  • Online course about open science, particularly for doctoral students
  • For all disciplines
  • Check out the suitability for your curriculum from your faculty’s web pages
  • LIBJ1001: signing-up and schedules are in Sisu
  • National online resource in Findocnet (link and enrollment key are in Sisu)
  • Equivalent to the course JSBJ1120 (JSBE)

This resource is an introduction to open science and research principles and practices for doctoral students and other research active members new to Open Science and Research.
Open responsible science is a contemporary way of planning the research process. Participants will explore different aspects of open science and consider the advantages to their own research.
Open science is about the whole research process from planning your research to data management to publishing and scientific communication. Advantages of open science include increased visibility for the research and improved accessibility.
At every step the material can be related to the research you are working on and aims to support your progress as a researcher. Participants will work on a reflective open science handbook.
Language of learning is English.
Course is recommended for first or second year of your study.

Tailored education

Book an education for a group about Open Science.

Tailored information sessions

Creative Commons licenses (30 min)

Creative Commons (CC) licenses provide an easy way to license any kind of material intended for open-access distribution: articles, books, learning materials and data. The session deals with the content of CC licenses and gives tips how researchers can benefit from such licenses in their publishing and teaching projects.
More information or book a workshop about licenses.

Self-archiving to JYX (30 min)

What is self-archiving and why is it worthwhile? The information session deals with JYU practices for self-archiving and looks at what can already be self-archived today. We will also go through the publishers’ conditions for self-archiving, for example, the right version of the article and the embargo (publishing delay).
More information or book a workshop about self-archiving.

Open learning: open educational resources (the length of the session according to agreement)

How to open up your education? How to produce, find and utilize open educational resources?
More information or book a workshop about open educational resources.

Self-study material

Information seeking, managing references and general researcher courses

Courses

Dissertation start-up

  • For all disciplines
  • Offered in English 2 times per year and in Finnish 4 times per year
  • In general classroom education but a hybrid format is also available: ask the course teacher if necessary
  • Signing-up and schedules are in Kongressi

Familiarize yourself with the information environment and library practices in the University of Jyväskylä. Learn to know databases, e-journals, and other electronic resources in your discipline.

Reference Manager RefWorks

Learn to use RefWorks, an online reference management program, that allows you to generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of citation styles.
In the RefWorks workshop you’ll learn how to export and manage references with RefWorks. You’ll also learn how to use RefWorks and Microsoft Word to create in-text citations and bibliographies in various styles. With RefWorks, you can do all this with just a few clicks of a button, so that you’ll have more time to concentrate on your research.

Personal guidance or a group consultation

Book a guidance or a consultation about information seeking.

Tailored education

Book an education for a group about information seeking or a demonstration of the research support Open Science Centre, the library offers.

Tailored information sessions

Infos about our researcher courses and services (the length of the session according to agreement)

What kind of services, support and education Open Science Centre, the library, offers for the university researchers and staff?
Book a tailored information session for doctoral students, researchers or other members of the university personnel. Suitable e.g. doctoral student infos or seminars or for new members of the personnel and research projects.

Turnitin: the system to recognise plagiarism

Practical guidelines how to utilize the Turnitin system to recognise plagiarism in your own course. The aim for the system is to be a tool for guidance and academic writing, not so much a way of tracking plagiarism.
Book an information session on Turnitin.

Self study material

Are the university’s databases new to you or has it been a while since you made your master’s thesis?

The Library Tutorial helps you to orientate yourself to the basics of information seeking.
Check out also the discipline specific themes and characteristics in information seeking and the library user’s guide in necessary.
You can also get help to self-study from the library’s coordinator of the researcher courses.

Responsible research (TSV)

Tips: JYU offers other courses and guidance

Research data

Courses

Research data management

  • For all disciplines
  • Offered in English 2 times per year and in Finnish 4 times per year
  • In general classroom education but a hybrid format is also available: ask the course teacher if necessary
  • Signing-up and schedules are in Kongressi

Koulutuksessa perehdytään tutkimusaineistojen hallintaan ja sen suunnitteluun koko tutkimusprosessin ajalta.

This course focuses on research data management in the dissertation and research processes. The aim is for participants to recognize existing open research materials in their own field, learn to manage their own data correctly during the research project, and find a suitable data storage for final archiving. In addition, the aim is to promote understanding in the importance of opening research data as part of Open Science and research policies. The course utilizes both general data management plans as well as field specific plans. This course supports researchers in making the data management plans required by publishers and research funders.
Key tools and documents for research data management:

Personal guidance or a group consultation

Book a guidance or a consultation about research data management.

Tailored education

Book an education for a group about research data management.

Tailored information sessions

Workshop on data management planning (the length of the session according to agreement)

In DMP (Data Management Plan) workshops, you can process the problematic points of your DMP with experts. Note, however, that just before and during the most hectic application periods, there is great demand for our advice services, so please collect several questions for a workshop request within your unit. In quieter times of the year, we will have more time for workshops, even for individual plans. As DMPs are made for actual research work and not just for funding applications, any time is good for improving it!
More information or book a workshop about DMP.

Self-study material

Online Course for Data Management for SSH-fields

Expert tour guide on Data Management:

  • This tour guide was written for social science researchers who are in an early stage of practicing research data management. With this tour guide, CESSDA wants to contribute to increased professionalism in data management and to improving the value of research data.
  • If you follow the guide, you will travel through the research data lifecycle from planning, organising, documenting, processing, storing and protecting your data to sharing and publishing them. Taking the whole roundtrip will take you approximately 15 hours. You can also just hop on and off.

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Publishing

Courses

Open access publishing

  • For all disciplines
  • Offered in English 2 times per year and in Finnish 4 times per year
  • In general classroom education but a hybrid format is also available: ask the course teacher if necessary
  • Signing-up and schedules are in Kongressi

Basic information kit of open publishing: by what means can research results be made openly available? In this course, we will go through the basics of self-archiving, sharing articles in various channels and publishing in open access journals.

The course gives the researcher the abilities to integrate self-archiving with his or her publishing activity. You will get the basic knowledge of what self-archiving is, what can be self-archived and how it is done. The course will also examine other ways of sharing research results, e.g. with the help of scientific social networks such as Research Gate, Academia.edu and Mendeley. What are they? What does the researcher need to know about copyright matters when sharing articles in them?

Could you think of publishing your article preprint, i.e. the non-peer reviewed manuscript? The course will also consider how, and on what conditions, the different article versions can be published open access and what the differences are between fields of science.

Choosing the publishing channel

  • For all disciplines
  • Offered in English 2 times per year and in Finnish 4 times per year
  • In general classroom education but a hybrid format is also available: ask the course teacher if necessary
  • Signing-up and schedules are in Kongressi

Do you recognize the relevant publishing channels? How and with which tools can publishing channels be assessed? How can different types of publishing channels direct the researcher profiling? What do you want to communicate with your publications and to whom? This course deals with the researcher’s own publishing profile and suggests how to build it. We also ask how the researcher can take advantage of openness in his or her own publishing strategy. Various databases and tools are used to evaluate publishing channels.

Tailored education

Book an education for a group about publishing.

Tailored information sessions

Open access publishing (40 min)

A concise package of basic knowledge on different forms of open access publishing. The session deals with self-archiving and the basics of publishing in open access journals. We will discuss the pros and cons of hybrid publications and introduce a possibility to publish preprints, that is, non-peer-reviewed articles. Furthermore, we will also discuss field-specific possibilities for open publishing of monographies.
More information or book a workshop about open access publishing.

The quality of open access journals and selecting the publishing channel (40 min)

When researchers are looking for an open access publishing channel, they often need to think about the quality and effectiveness of the channel as well. This information session gives tips for assessing the quality of a publishing channel and selecting tools for the assessment.
More information or book a workshop about publishing channels.

Self study material

Research merits, e.g. profiling

Courses

Research merits

  • For all disciplines
  • Offered in English 2 times per year and in Finnish 4 times per year
  • In general classroom education but a hybrid format is also available: ask the course teacher if necessary
  • Signing-up and schedules are in Kongressi

Create your own Researcher ID, get to know the Template for researcher’s curriculum vitae and learn to evaluate your own scientific activity with basic bibliometric tools.

Tailored education

Book an education for a group about profiling.

Tailored information sessions

ORCID is a register of unique identifiers for researchers. It is open, public, international and community based. The researcher identifiers solve confusions related to name changes, identical names of different persons or differently written names of the same person. The ID decreases the need to enter your personal and publication data multiple times in different systems. The University of Jyväskylä encourages researchers to use the ORCID identifier. If they wish, researchers can authorise Converis to update their new approved publications to their ORCID profile. In the workshop, you create a unique ORCID profile and learn how to update it.
More information or book a workshop about ORCID identifier.

Methodology guides

Courses

Methodology guides and databases
(Former name of the course: Guides to methodology as research support)

  • For all disciplines
  • Offered in English 2 times per year and in Finnish 4 times per year
  • In general classroom education but a hybrid format is also available: ask the course teacher if necessary
  • Signing-up and schedules are in Kongressi

The course deals with how to find methodological literature in databases of various fields. Also, the praised SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is introduced.

Tailored education

Book an education for a group about methodology guides.

Self study material

Methodology database Sage Research Methods Online

SRMO is trained also in the Methodology guides and databases course.