The implementation and development of open science at the University of Turku is guided by national and international policies and recommendations for open science and research. We also actively participate in national and international development work to promote open science and research practices.
At the University of Turku, open science has been purposefully and systematically promoted since 2015, when the promotion of open science was added to the 2016-2020 strategy of the University of Turku as its own action program. In a short time, open science has become a resource that benefits the entire university community, and therefore open science and impact is one of the key cross-cutting themes in the current strategy of the University of Turku. You can find the strategy of the University of Turku 2020-2030 here (link).
In addition to the strategy, the Open Research Policy of the University of Turku has guided the university community of the University of Turku towards openness since 2018. The policy will be updated during the coming year, e.g. taking into account recent national and international developments in open science and research.
You can familiarize yourself with the University of Turku's own Open Research Policy here:
>> Open research policy (pdf)
The University of Turku has signed the national Open Science and Research Declaration on May 15, 2020. With its signature, the University of Turku is committed to ensuring the implementation of the practices presented in the declaration and related policies and recommendations.
You can find out about the National Open Science and Research Declaration 2020–2025 and the supplementary policies and recommendations here:
Declaration of open science and research 2020–2025 (link)
Domestic policies (link)
Domestic recommendations (link)
In addition, the University of Turku is an active member of the European University Association (EUA). University is also committed to the international development work of open science and research, as well as the integration of policies and guidelines resulting from the development work into the local context in the best possible way.
Regarding international open science recommendations, the University of Turku is committed to, among other things, UNESCO's open science recommendation, which you can read here (link).