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Beyond openness: use of knowledge and public issues in non-hegemonic contexts

by Juan Layna, Hugo Ferpozzi, and Emiliano Martin Valdez of the “Can OCS Meet Social Needs?” Project Summary: Access and participation on their own are not sufficient to ensure local social use of scientific knowledge. This situation is complicated even further in non-hegemonic contexts such as Latin America. But if access and openness are not […]

Negotiating openness: are participation and access enough?

By Hugo Ferpozzi of the “Can OCS Meet Social Needs?” project Scientific knowledge is commonly expected to address social demands based on local problems, but the groups affected by these problems are not always capable of taking advantage of scientific knowledge outputs themselves. Especially in the context of non-hegemonic or peripheral regions, there are several […]

Facing social demands in non-hegemonic countries: from reflection to practice

By Hugo Ferpozzi of CONICET Versión en español del blog está disponible aquí. The workshop entitled, “Open Science Collaborations Facing Social Demands in Non-Hegemonic Countries” took place in Buenos Aires between July 24 and July 26, 2015. The event was proposed as an opportunity to gather together OCSDNet project participants, advisors, consultants and other colleagues interested […]

Reflections from #ICTD2015 (May 15 – 18th, 2015)

Reflections from #ICTD2015 (May 15 – 18th, 2015)   Earlier this month, members of the OCSDNet team attended the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) (http://ictd2015.org/) in Singapore. We hosted an open panel session (video available here) to discuss with those present at ICTD 2015 how open approaches to science might […]

HOW CAN OPEN SCIENCE COLLABORATIONS EFFECTIVELY ADDRESS LOCAL NEEDS?

By: Hugo Ferpozzi of CONICET/Fundación Azara   What happens when international research consortia undertake scientific problems connected to social issues in Latin America? What are the actual impacts of global open science collaborations and who benefits from them? We have taken on these two broad questions aiming to assess the potential risks and benefits of […]