Celebrate Open Access week with African Open Science Platform !

African Open Science Platform (AOSP) was launched in 2016 as the Africa-wide initiative to exploit the potential and promote the value of Open Data for Open Science.  

By sharing : news on Open Science and Open Data-related events, as well as knowledge on the development and coordination of Data Policies, Data Training and Data Infrastructure, - AOSP boosts the impact of Open Data for Science and Society on the African continent (Ethiopia - - Ghana - - Madagascar - - South Africa) and beyond. 


During International Open Access Week 2017AOSP delivers a series of webinars 

***All webinars will take place at 10:00 – 11:00 (SAST) Time Zone Converter***

!!! 27 October - - QUICK CONNECT - - Password : #openafrica !!!  

on "Incentives for sharing research data", to answer the following questions : 


* Why researchers should share their data?

* What benefits are in it for them?

* How researchers can be incentivized on national and institutional levels?

* What do research institutions have to gain by embracing Open Science?  

Will the associated data expertise and opportunities for collaboration outweigh the perceived loss of intellectual capital that, if closed, can be exploited ahead of rivals?

Is there a strong incentive for poorer nationsnot to be left behind” as science is transformed by the digital revolution?  

Or will Open Data and Open Science merely lead to data assets in the ‘South’ being more quickly exploited by better resourced researchers in the ‘North’? 


Phase 1 of the AOSP will be coming to an end on 31 October 2017. The project has created even more awareness on the importance of Open Research Data, and for continuing/taking the conversation to government and policy level. AOSP was presented during: 

The AOSP is looking forward to presenting its workshops during: 

Phase 2 of the AOSP will be focusing on capacity building/skills development, based on what we have learned during Phase 1.

For more information, please visit the AOSP website and take a look at CODATA Media Release "African Open Science Platform to boost the impact of open data for science and society". 

The African Open Science Platform is supported by the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST), funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF), directed by CODATA, the Committee on Data of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and implemented by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).

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