University of Helsinki gives recognition to promoters of open and reusable research data | University of Helsinki

“The annual University of Helsinki Open Science Award is granted in recognition of exceptional work in promoting open science. The theme of the 2021 Open Science Award is accessibility and reusability of research data. The goal of this year’s award is to highlight the importance of accessible and reusable research data to science and to the academic community.

Nominations were requested from University units, and from the University community via the Flamma intranet. For the award, nominations were sought of research projects or research infrastructures that have significantly promoted the accessibility and reusability of research data in their own field.

The nominations were assessed by the award jury that consisted of Vice-Rector Paula Eerola, University Librarian Kimmo Tuominen, IT Manager Minna Harjuniemi, Director of the Finnish Museum of Natural History Aino Juslén, and Senior Advisors Tiina Käkelä and Marko Peura.

The jury decided to grant the award to two nominees, who both represent long-term grassroots work in enabling and promoting the use of valuable research data. The award was given to the Language Bank of Finland, and especially its Donate Speech data, and to research coordinator Kati Lassila-Perini’s work in utilising the open data of particle physics in research and education.  …”