Our policies
Data and publication policy, safety, and code of conduct

Publishing and acknowledgements

When publishing any material arising from work carried out at the Center for X-ray Spectroscopy, do not forget to acknowledge us. To fullfil this obligation, the following acknowledgment statement is to be used in all cases:

"We acknowledge the Center for X-ray Spectroscopy for providing experiment time and support with the [xxxx] spectrometer under Proposal number [xxxx]."

Additionally, you are required to give appropriate acknowledgment of individual personnel that help you during the experiment.

Finally, for research output statistic purpose, we also kindly ask you to send us references of all publications related to experiments carried out at the Center for X-ray Spectroscopy as soon as possible after publication date. Please use our publication submission form.

Safety at work

Our experimental facilities use ionizing radiation, electricity, and occasionally potentially harmful or dangerous gases. Any individual carrying out work physicall on site at our Center for X-ray Spectroscopy has to pass a basic online safety training as well as a mandatory on-site orientation. 

Our code of conduct

By using our facilities, you will need to adhere to the Kumpula campus code of conduct as well as the ethical principles of science as laid out in the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity.

Data policy

The Data Policy of the Center is based on the PaNdata Data Policy which was a deliverable of the European FP7 project PaN-data Europe delivered in 2011 and updated to the recent standards of PaNOSC/ExPaNDS. The Data Policy defines the Center as the custodian of raw data and metadata. This means the RI will provide users with automatically collected metadata for all experiments carried out on its premises. The Data policy adheres to the FAIR Data Principles, which are a set of guiding principles in order to make data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.