"Open Science refers to an approach to research based on greater access to public research data enabled by information and communications technology tools and platforms, broader collaboration in science – including the participation of non-scientists – and the use of alternative copyright tools for diffusing research results" (PDF; 2018 White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation, Department Science & Technology, Republic of South Africa)
On 3 and 4 September 2018, the South Africa Department of Science and Technology (DST), alongside the African Open Science Platform (AOSP) Advisory Council, hosted a high-level stakeholder meeting which brought together individuals discussing The African Open Science Platform: The Future of Open Science, in particular on how AOSP is working towards the advancement of the Open Science agenda elsewhere on the continent and within regional frameworks, along with many other stakeholders.
AOSP plays a strategic role, through which African-wide development and coordination of data policies, data training and data infrastructure, are leveraged.
The following presentations from this meeting are now available for consultation:
- The Landscape of Open Science in Africa/Joseph Wafula & Susan Veldsman
- The Digital Revolution, and Open Science for the Future/Geoffrey Boulton
- Response of Academies of Science to Open Science/Roseanne Diab
- Vision and Mission for a Future African Open Science Platform/Felix Dakora
- Building and Operating National Open Science Research Infrastructures - the experience of KENET, the NREN of Kenya/Meoli Kashorda
- H3Africa/H3ABioNet Case Study/Nicola Mulder
How experiences of others guide us, so we don’t need to reinvent the wheel…
An understanding of EOSC (European Open Science Cloud), the EU experiences, and aligning with the rest of the scientific community in terms of Open Science and Open Data, is highly important for the success of all interested parties.
Invitation to the Interest Group in Agricultural Data (IGAD) RDA Pre-Meeting P12 (5-6 November, 2018, Gaborone, Botswana, Africa)
International Data Week 5-8 November 2018 (Gaborone, Botswana, Africa) - Registration Open!
Apply for the CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science. Deadline: 30 September 2018
Ready for Open Access Week? 22-28 October 2018, Globally!
Register to B·Debate: Open Science: from values to practice. Building a roadmap for transformative change (4-5 October, Barcelona)
- Roadmap for Implementing OPEN SCIENCE TRAINING Practices in Research Institutions (FOSTER)
- Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools (58 Organizations Gather to Workshop a Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools)
- Embedding Open Data practice: Developing indicators on the institutionalization of open data practice in two African governments
- Supporting sustainable development with Data
- Framework and Roadmap towards an Open Science Infrastructure (CODATA)
- Open Data to Support the Sustainable Development Goals
- Papers on Open Data and Open Science presented at the ELPUB2018 conference
- AGROVOC thesaurus : one of the biggest datasets in the Linguistic Linked Open Data cloud
- The Roadmap for a pan-European e-Infrastructure for Open Science in Agri-Food Sciences mentions initiatives in support of agricultural data sharing & handling (eROSA)
- GODAN Report Open Access & Open Data at PUSH Universities
- COAR’s response to Plan S, an ambitious plan to accelerate Open Access in Europe
- Registries for Open Data Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Policies, Journals
- AfricaConnect2 makes it possible! ICT Infrastructure, stable Internet connectivity and support services crucial for Open Data sharing across disciplines
- FAIR data: What and Why? Easier said than implemented?
- Find the DATA You need ... more easily with Google Dataset Search!
- List of Capacity Building initiatives in Open Science, Data and Research Data Management
- The Open Speakers Database : find experts on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data
AIMS.FAO.ORG is looking forward towards creating awareness of the work done in Open Access, Open Data, Open Science through dialogue, capacity development, collaboration and diversity, - in this way science can be advanced much faster, addressing the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
And, thanks again for your interest !