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Celebrating and Strategizing Open Access in Niger

Author Bio & Blog Summary Hamissou Rhissa is a Masters student in Sociology and Anthropology from Abdou Moumouni University in Niamey, Niger. He is also a member of OCSDNet’s Projet SOHA (Open Science in Haiti and French-speaking Africa), through which he is currently initiating a project that seeks to develop a science shop at his […]

A Neo-Colonial Enterprise – Robert Maxwell and the Rise of the 20th Century Scholarly Journal

By: Eve Gray This article was originally published on Eve’s blog page, ‘Gray Area’ and has been cross-posted with permission. How to become a Professor In one of the many discussion forums on the decolonization of the university held between academics and students in South Africa over the last months, a report of the following […]

From #ScienceMustFall to #ScienceMustOpen: The need to support diverse forms of knowledge in science

By: Becky Hillyer See the original Medium article here. – – – A recent Youtube video captures a student from the University of Cape Town (UCT) declaring that “science is a product of western modernity” and that “the whole thing should be scratched off.” She goes on to suggest examples of how commonly understood and accepted scientific […]

Critical reflections on Evaluation and Communications within a complex, open science network

By: Becky Hillyer Research Analyst, OCSDNet Summary:  OCSDNet has been working with DECI since mid-2015 to improve network strategies and capacity for monitoring, evaluation and communications. Recently, a workshop was held in Cape Town in order to discuss evaluation and communication practices for large, global research networks. Designing an iterative and reflexive evaluation and communications strategy […]

Une épopée africaine pour le projet SOHA

  Après une année d’étude en biologie à l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Samuel, 22 ans, est actuellement étudiant à la Faculté de médecine de l’Université de Bamako, afin de réaliser son rêve depuis sa plus tendre enfance : devenir médecin. Il est assistant de recherche du projet SOHA depuis le tout début. Pour […]

De jeunes passionnés pour une science plus ouverte au Sénégal

This blog is Part 2 of a blog written by Assane Fall, an Open Access advocate in Senegal and junior researcher with OCSDNet. Part 1 of the blog can be accessed here. – – – SUMMARY:  Last week, the OCSDNet Team from Projet SOHA in Senegal hosted a lively seminar to celebrate Open Access Week […]