…And seven local initiatives were born: The end of a project, the beginning of a journey

By Josique Lorenzo Lemire Josique Lorenzo Lemire writes on some of the emerging impacts from a local citizen science project, based on Model Forests in Latin America. Two final events were held as part of the pilot project “Improving adaptive capacity through Open Collaborative Science in two Model Forests of Latin America”. The project promoted […]

Planning an OCS Project in Lebanon – Part II

By Serine Haidar Ahmad, from Local Conservation and Development with OCS in Lebanon In my last blog post, I introduced the OCS research project I was working on with a diverse team at the Nature Conservation Center of AUB. After summarizing a couple of articles we read in order to design our water quality monitoring […]

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 […]

Accessible language: The old-new problem for climate change adaptation in an open science world

By Katherine Laycock, OCSDNet Research Affiliate and PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo, School of Planning As we continue to see the palpable effects of climate change through increasing temperatures, floods, droughts, sea level rise, and extreme storm surges, the realities of our shifting climate are being challenged by a growing global response. The Paris […]

Planning an OCS Project in Lebanon – Part I

By Serine Haidar Ahmad, from the Local Conservation and Development with OCS in Lebanon In this two-part blog series, we will go over our project’s planning and implementation process from my own perspective as a chemical engineer research assistant. In this post, I go over what attracted me to work on the project and the […]

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 […]