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Could Transgressive Approaches to Open and Collaborative Science Contribute Towards Transformative Climate Change Adaptation?

By Cath Traynor of the Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change Adaptation project Summary: Dr. Cath Traynor (Natural Justice), and Community Researcher, Mr Gerren De Wet (Indigenous Nama youth) presented on the OCSDNet ‘Indigenous knowledge and climate change adaptation project’ at the recent 2nd Southern African Adaptation Colloquium 7-8 July, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa (hosted by GSRI, Wits […]

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 […]

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 […]

Steps to Consider When Promoting Open Science

By: Denisse Albornoz Research Associate, OCSDNet This post is the second of a series on the main OCSDNet research findings gathered at our Bangkok network meeting in February. This post focuses on mechanisms to understand the challenges of decontextualized open knowledge sharing. Summary: To realize the potential of openness and collaboration in science, we need […]

Ubatuba Open Science Workshop on Geo-referenced Data

By: Felipe Fonseca of the OCS and Community Development in Brazil project Summary: The visibility, use, durability and interoperability of geo-referenced data produced about the Ubatuba territory has been a challenge for projects working in the area. The free and open availability of geo-referenced data in the region is crucial to promote social participation in ongoing […]


Reposted from FORCE11 By Denisse Albornoz The session Working Beyond Borders was proposed by Cameron Neylon and Leslie Chan with the intent of raising critical conversations about the need to include non-Anglo-centric perspectives on scholarly communication. Moderated by Dominique Babini, Open Access researcher at the University of Buenos Aires and Coordinator of Research and Advocacy at […]