Who are we?

The Open Science Community of Turku provides a platform to interact and to inspire each other to adopt Open Science practices.

Open Science Community Turku (OSCT)


Open Science practices – such as pre-registration, open access articles, engaging citizens in designing our research, and opening up on how we retrieved our research findings – enhances the integrity, reproducibility, and social impact of science. It is of vital importance that researchers integrate these practices into their work and build their repertoire of open science skills over time. The Open Science Community of Turku was founded in October 2022 by Lydia Laninga-Wijnen and Erika Lilja, because their vision is that science can and should be more transparent, reliable, and inclusive. Open Science provides the tools to put this into practice, and an open science community helps us to learn about these tools and to grow in applying them.


Our mission is to make Open Science the norm in research. We aim to inspire each other and to promote knowledge exchange regarding Open Science practices. Our community is open to researchers from all levels as well as for people from practice. No experience with or knowledge about Open Science practices is required.

The Open Science Community of Turku can provide bottom-up input on Open Science policies, infrastructure, and support services. The community also enables collaborations between academics and societal stakeholders.


Sign up as member (it’s free!) and get inspired! We regularly organize activities, such as formal presentations from people who are knowledgeable about Open Science practices, but also more informal meetings (Brown Bag sessions) during which we have lunch and discuss Open Science Topics. Our newsletter informs you about our activities and about broader developments in Open Science. Our slack forum provides a platform to ask colleagues for advice about any Open Science practice you may be interested in. We are member of a worldwide network of Open Science Communities: The International Network of Open Science Communities. They regularly organize activities in which members of communities can take part as well.