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Key Aspects of Open Data in Finnish RDI Cooperation between Higher Education and Businesses
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Abstract: The article highlights aspects that should be considered during an open Research, Development, and Innovation (RDI) process cycle to improve the utilization of research data and foster open cooperation between higher education and businesses. The viewpoint here is in publicly funded joint research projects of the universities of applied sciences (UAS), the concept is, however, applicable in other higher education and research organizations as well. There are various challenges related to research data management in general as well as to the openness and reuse of data and results. The findings of this article are based on the results of a two-day expert workshop, and these results are interlinked with five phases of an open RDI process cycle: planning, implementation, documentation, sharing, and commercialization. Various drivers and barriers can be identified in different stages of the process. On a general level, special attention must be paid to critical factors such as ownership and sharing of data and results, confidential information and business secrets as well as following the requirements of the Open Science (OS) policies of the participating organizations and funders. This article also highlights several best practices that should be considered in each phase of an open RDI process cycle with businesses.
Keywords: Open data; Universities of applied sciences; Open RDI; Business cooperation; Higher education
Acknowledgements
This article is based on the work done in the “Open RDI, learning, and the innovation ecosystem of Finnish UAS” project. The project has been co-funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland.
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Päällysaho, S., et al.: Key aspects of Open Data in Finnish RDI cooperation between higher education and businesses. Data Intelligence 3(1), 176-188 (2021). doi: 10.1162/dint_a_00065
Seliina Päällysaho
S. Päällysaho is the corresponding author and was responsible for building the framework of the article. All authors contributed to the manuscript writing and reviewed the final version of the article.
seliina.paallysaho@seamk.fi
Seliina Päällysaho, PhD (Biology), is Research Manager at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Seliina is experienced in developing and enhancing Open Science practices in the higher education sector for more than five years. At the moment, she is leading a project called “developing open RDI, learning and innovation ecosystem at the universities of applied sciences” at the national level. The project is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland.
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Jaana Latvanen
J. Latvanen co-designed the framework of the article and contributed improvements to the text. All authors contributed to the manuscript writing and reviewed the final version of the article.
Jaana Latvanen, M.Soc.Sc., works as Head of Library at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences in Finland. She has years of experience in information services and developing support services for the open RDI practices. She is involved in a current project called “developing open RDI, learning and innovation ecosystem at the universities of applied sciences” which is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland.
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Anttoni Lehto
A. Lehto, J. Riihimaa, and P. Lahti participated in the data-gathering and contributed to the writing and revising of the manuscript.
Anttoni Lehto, M.A., works as Senior Advisor for Research, Development and Innovation at Turku University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Acting as the leader of the Open Science Working Group at his home university, he has years of experience in developing Open Science practices and processes on both organizational and national levels.
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Jaakko Riihimaa
A. Lehto, J. Riihimaa, and P. Lahti participated in the data-gathering and contributed to the writing and revising of the manuscript.
Jaakko Riihimaa, PhD, has worked for almost 40 years as an ICT professional. He did his dissertation in 2004, with the topic “information and communication technology system innovations adopted by small and medium sized enterprises”. He currently works as IT General Secretary for the AAPA-network of CIO’s in Finnish universities of applied sciences (UAS).
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Pekka Lahti
A. Lehto, J. Riihimaa, and P. Lahti participated in the data-gathering and contributed to the writing and revising of the manuscript.
Pekka Lahti, M.Sc. (Economics), works as a R&D Specialist in Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland. Part of his work is participating in the development and support of Haaga-Helia UAS’s Open Science and Research activity. He has also worked as a project manager in various externally funded projects.
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Anne Kärki
A. Kärki clarified the ideas and concepts in the paper, and H. Puhakka-Tarvainen proofread and contributed improvements to the text.
Anne Kärki, PhD (Health Sciences), works as Principal Lecturer and Researcher at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences in Finland. She is acting as the coordinator of the Open Science and Open Education Working Group at her home university. Mrs. Kärki has been developing Open Science practices and Recommendations on Open Education on both organizational and national levels.
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Helena Puhakka-Tarvainen
A. Kärki clarified the ideas and concepts in the paper, and H. Puhakka-Tarvainen proofread and contributed improvements to the text.
Helena Puhakka-Tarvainen, M.Sc. (Biology), works as Senior Project Manager at Karelia University of Applied Sciences in Finland. She has a background as a researcher in biosciences at University of Eastern Finland. At her home university, Ms. Puhakka-Tarvainen has been acting as the coordinator of the Open Science and Research activities since 2016. Her special experience is in multidisciplinary Research, Development, and Innovation (RDI) projects and data management.
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