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Learnings and Reflections from the OCSDNet 2017 Workshop in Cyprus

Workshop Overview From June 2-5, 2017, the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet) held its final network meeting in Limassol, Cyprus. Workshop participants included representatives from ten of the twelve network projects, external network advisors, two representatives from DECI-2, IDRC Program Officer Raed Sharif, and the OCSDNet coordination team. As all research projects […]

The Impact of Brazil’s Virtual Herbarium in e-Science

By Dora Ann Lange Canhos1, Sidnei de Souza1, Alexandre Marino1, Vanderlei Perez Canhos1, and Leonor Costa Maia2 1Centro de Referência em Informação Ambiental – CRIA 2Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, UFPE Summary: Herbarium, a collection of preserved samples of plants and fungi and associated data, is key documentation of the biodiversity of the past and an […]

EVENT Invitation: Open Science Manifesto & Book Launch in Limassol, Cyprus

Interested in science, technology, collaboration or development? You are invited to the launch of the OCSDNet Manifesto and our collective network volume!  Date: Monday June 5th, 2017 Time: 18:30 – 20:00 Venue: Curium Palace, Limassol, Cyprus Please RSVP to [email protected] Evening Agenda:  18:30 Guests Arrive, cocktails and refreshments served 18:40   Opening Remarks – Dr. Raed Sharif, International Development Research Centre […]

#OCSDNet17 – Final Network Meeting in Limassol, Cyprus

OCSDNet is excited to welcome network team members, advisors and IDRC representatives to Limassol, Cyprus for our final network meeting, kicking off with a reception tonight (June 1st) and wrapping up on June 5th 2017. The intention of the meeting will be to bring together research team members from around the world to discuss final […]

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 […]