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Open Science Curriculum

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Candidate's thesis period | Master's thesis period | Doctorate students, university personnel | Open University

Candidate's thesis period

New students | LIBESIS Systematic Information Seeking | Reference Manager RefWorks | Coming in 2021: LIBEDATA Introduction to Research Data Management | Candidate's thesis writers

New students

    LIBESIS Systematic Information Seeking (1 ECTS cr)

    Learning goals:

    After completing the course the student

    • is familiar with the basics of systematic information seeking
    • is aware of how information seeking relates to the research process and of its significance in academic work
    • is able to conduct systematic information seeking in a way that is relevant to the research process
    • discerns the difference between everyday information and scientific information
    • is able to turn a research topic into concepts and concepts into search terms
    • knows how to create search statements
    • is familiar with the publication culture in their academic field
    • is able to locate and conduct searches using field-specific information sources
    • locates information sources on research methods and archived research data
    • is aware of the principles concerning research data and copyright
    • is capable of assessing and refining search results
    • is able to decide how to save references
    • understands how referencing is done appropriately and knows how to ethically use information in their work

    Contents:

    The course provides the students with necessary understanding of information seeking that is relevant both for academic work and also in the working life in expert positions. The students learn for example how to do an information seeking plan that they can use later on in their studies.

    Course material:
    Course material Library Tutorial is an open online material in KOPPA: https://koppa.jyu.fi/avoimet/kirjasto/en/library-tutorial

    Phase of studies:
    Recommended before the candidate seminar, also later e.g. new  students in master's programmes.

    Conduct of course:

    • Online course as a self-study course or as a part of language and communication studies.
    • Students at the University of Jyväskylä can take the course as an elective course. Recommended for both exchange students and degree students.
    • Recommended before the candidate seminar, also later e.g. new degree students in master's programmes.
    • The course is available several months during autumn and spring semesters.
    • Sign up in Sisu (Search > LIBESIS).

    Further information: Tiia Puputti.

    Reference Manager Refworks

    Learn to use RefWorks, an online bibliographic management program, that allows you to create a personal database of references and generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of styles.

    • In the RefWorks workshop you’ll get individual guidance on how to manage your citations. You’ll learn how to export and manage references with RefWorks while working with the central databases in you academic field.
    • 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.

      Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

      Further information: Matti Rajahonka

      Coming in 2021: LIBEDATA Introduction to Research Data Management (1 ECTS cr)

      Research data management including documentation, integrity, data security, data protection and life cycle of research data.

      An online course.

        Candidate's thesis writers

        Writing the candidate's thesis requires an ability to seek and analyze information a chosen topic independently.  We highly recommend all students starting their candidate's thesis to take the course LIBESIS Systematic Information Seeking.

        Further information and group training requests

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        Master's thesis period

        LIBESIS Systematic Information Seeking | Reference Manager RefWorks | Coming in 2021: LIBEDATA Introduction to Research Data Management | Customized training for groups | Personal assistance

        Customized training for groups

        Workshops to update and deepen knowledge in systematic information seeking, research data management and publishing your thesis.

        Personal assistance

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        Doctorate students, university personnel

        Majority of library courses for doctorate students, researchers and university staff can be found here below. In addition: Tailored information sessions for departments.

        Customized courses for groups on demand. For training requests, contact Information Services / information specialist of your discipline or research services coordinator Marjo Vallittu.

        Doctorate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences department get 2 credits when they take part in Dissertation start-up, Open Access publishing and one other training from this list: Guides to methodology, Choosing the publishing channel, Research data management, Research Merits.

        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.

        Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

        Dissertation start-up

        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.

        Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

        Open access publishing

        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.

        The course is aimed at researchers of all fields of science.

        Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.
        Guides to methodology as research support

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

        Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

        Choosing the publishing channel

        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. The course is aimed primarily at postgraduates and staff of human sciences, but it is also open to others.

        Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

        Research data management

        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.

        Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

        Research merits

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

        Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

        Self study material and online courses
        LIBJ1001: Open Science Resource -online course (National Doctoral Education Module)
        1 ECTS.

        Welcome to the Finnish Open Science Online Resource! The course is self-directed and can be completed at any time when the online course is open.

        This resource is designed as an introduction to Open Science and Research principles and practices for doctoral students and others 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.

        Course is recommended for first or second year of doctoral studies (1 ECTS). Sign-up for the course in Sisu (Search > LIBJ1001), (signing up is temporarily not possible, but it will be soon).

        The national course is available as self study material: https://findocnet.fi/. Login to the site with HAKA-username/password. Use key code: OS_JYU

        MOOC Open Science Introductory course

        Open Science course

        This is an open introductory course into the practices of Open Science that explains how to make the most of the existing outputs of open research. This course is suitable for anyone interested in Open Science. The university faculty are encouraged to use these course materials in their lessons.

        This course is available for independent study through guest login, though features, such as monitoring your progress, completing the Open Science Knowledge Test.
        MOOC Open Science Introductory course - requires HAKA-login

        UNESCO's Open Access Curriculum

        UNESCO Open Access course for researchers. This has influenced UNESCO‘s Open Access program, through which the organization received a unique mandate to work on OA policy issues; bridge knowledge pools on OA across the world and build capacities to better understand Open Access.

        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 practising 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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        Open University

        Reference Manager RefWorks,

        free of charge

        Learn to use RefWorks, an online bibliographic management program, that allows you to create a personal database of references and generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of styles.

        In the RefWorks workshop you’ll get individual guidance on how to manage your citations. You’ll learn how to export and manage references with RefWorks while working with the central databases in you academic field. 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.

        Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.
        Free of charge

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