The aim of open science is to make research available and useable for everyone in the research community and in society. Open science promotes the reliability, possibilities to cooperation, and application of research results in society. DI wants that the knowledge the institute is part of creating is freely available, and therefore we recommend that researchers funded by us publish their results for free global distribution. By supporting and working towards open science, both the research we conduct ourselves and the research we fund, will contribute to developing a more responsible, fair and equal academic discussion which enables participation on a national and global level.
Open science can be divided into four sub areas which include the entire research process, from collection and storage of data, to publication and distribution of results: open data, open access publishing, open learning, and open research community. DI:s work and activities aim at promoting all areas in close collaboration with, amongst others, Åbo Akademi University, Åbo Akademi University Library, and the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.