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

Every academic researcher should follow the instructions on the Responsible conduct of research issued by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity and the codes of conduct of the research 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 have been funding make their research results freely available to all. Researchers can make their scholarly publications openly accessible by posting them on the internet, for example in the open access repository of the research institute, or with a world-wide service provider, such as or 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 rather be paid to journals which make all articles freely accessible than to journals that also collect subscription fees.