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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 […]

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 […]

Understanding Openness: New Findings in Context-Sensitive Open Science

By: Denisse Albornoz Research Associate, OCSDNet   This post is the first in a series outlining key findings of OCSDNet projects about the future of open science and its impact on development thinking and practice. This part focuses on the theme of context-sensitive openness and how a deeper analysis of the diverse conditions in which […]

My Journey as OpenCon Organizer in Nairobi: Advocating for Open Access, Open Data and Open Education

Guest blog post by Lillian Juma Open Access is a movement and for a movement’s impact to be felt, solidarity amongst individuals and institutions is crucial. Let our voices be louder than ever before. I am the OpenCon/Open Access advocate, Lilian Juma. This is about my journey as the OpenCon conference organizer in Kenya. Today also […]