Research funding: Ethical considerations, reuse of research materials & open access

We recommend that researchers we support make their research results freely available to all and that data collected during research funded by Kone Foundation be archived for possible future use.

Academic researchers should follow the guidelines for responsible conduct of research issued by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity and the codes of conduct of the organisation in which the research takes place.

We recommend that data collected during research funded by Kone Foundation be archived for possible future use. More information on how to do this can be obtained from the Finnish Social Science Data Archive or from the Language Bank of Finland.

We recommend that researchers we support make their research results freely available to all. Researchers can make their scholarly publications openly accessible by posting them on the internet in, for example, the open-access repository of the research institute or with a world-wide provider such as Researchgate.net or Academia.edu. Research results can also be published in scholarly journals, which make their articles openly accessible. When it funds projects, the Foundation can also provide funding for the processing fees of open-access journals. However, if this is the case, the processing fees should be paid to journals that make all articles freely accessible than to journals that collect subscription fees.