Why do Open Science & Incentivizing Data Sharing matter? Visit the African Open Science Platform to learn more
Why, how and where should researchers share their data? What do research institutions have to gain by embracing Open Science?
In support of these and other questions about (and practices for) unleashing the power of Open Science through Open Data, in 2016, ASSAf launched The African Open Science Platform (AOSP).
The platform is supported by the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST), funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF), and is directed by CODATA, and the Committee on Data of the International Council for Science (ICSU).
The main objective of the AOSP
is to support promotion, development and coordination of :
- Open Data Policies,
- Data Capacity building & Training and
- Data Infrastructures,
in order to advance African Open Science Framework, to enhance data accessibility, sharing and impact.
This commitment has been undertaken through
the simultaneously optimisation of a range of push-pull variables (or an integrated set of arrangements), in terms of:
- Providing links to the international Open Data & Science programmes and standards,
- Harvesting, spreading, supporting and circulating news about good experiences, ideas, and practices related to Open Data & Science,
- Harnessing international partnerships,
- Creating and participating in national Open Science forums (*),
through which Open Data policies and the establishment of Data Infrastructures could be discussed and advocated.
Sharing Knowledge on Open Data & Open Science through webinars
During International Open Access Week 2017, AOSP delivers a series of webinars on incentives for sharing data :
Presentations (via SlideShare)
Incentivizing data sharing: a “bottom up” perspective
Open Science and Data Sharing
Open Science Incentives
Future incentives for researchers:
Stay tuned for more news from the AOSP website.
To learn more about the AOSP, take a look at:
* The African Open Science Platform (slides, by Prof Geoffrey Boulton, 2017);
* Perspectives from the African Open Science Platform (slides, by Susan Veldsman, 2017)
- Recorded Webinar: Data Management basics (UK Data Service)
- Recorded Webinar : Using Open Data (The Open Data Institute)
- Recorded Webinar : What is GODAN (Global Open Data for Agriculture)?
- Without data, science is merely an opinion (slides, by Ina Smith, 2017)
- Research Data Curation (incl. Management) (slides, by Ina Smith, 2017)
- Data Management principles, standards and tools (slides, by Lynn Woolfrey, 2017)
- Challenges and opportunities for Open Science (OpenAIRE)
- The Global Open Data Index (GODI), Open Data Census and Survey : Advancing the State of Open Data Through Dialogue
- Data Sharing : there is no One-Size Fits-All solution ...
- Data legislation, governance and policy (slides, by Abraham M Keetshabe, 2017)
- The role of libraries and information professionals during the Big Data Era (slides, by Poloko Ntokwane, 2017)
- The State of Open Data (DigitalScience / FigShare Report 2017)
- Providing researchers with the skills and competencies they need to practise Open Science (EC 2017)
- Evaluation of Research Careers fully acknowledging Open Science Practices Rewards, incentives and/or recognition for researchers practicing Open Science (EC 2017)
- openAfrica: the largest independent repository of open data on the African continent
- Ghana Open Data Portal : unleashing the power of Open Data
- CPT+10 : Ten directions to move Open Education forward
- Articulating the value of Open Data with the Australian National Data Service (ANDS)