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Agroecology meets open source technologies

By Julieta Arancio, Valeria Arza, Mariano Fressoli of the Open Science as Alternative Science project Agroecology has been traditionally based on co-producing knowledge with farmers, scientists, indigenous communities and technicians. As such, it could be regarded as an “open and collaborative” practice. But: does this mean that it is ready to meet open source technologies? In May […]

Open Access and Open Science in Argentina | Tensiones y oportunidades de los repositorios digitales abiertos

En Español By: Mariano Fressoli, Valeria Arza y Guillermina Actis OCSDNet is participating in #OpenAccessWeek2015. In this blog, Mariano Fressoli and Valeria Azra write about Open Access digital repositories and the culture of Open Science in Argentina.   Mariano and Valeria are a part of an OCSDNet research project seeking to understand how practices of Openness […]

The Evaluation of Science and Social Interest

By: Valeria Arza of CENIT   What does a scientist do when he or she obtains an important research result? The obvious answer is: publish it. But, where and how does the scientists publish it? Here the answer is no longer obvious.   The incentive and evaluation system in research privileges publications in peer-reviewed journals. […]