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OCSDNet 2016 Network Meeting in Bangkok

The OCSDNet team is gearing up for our mid-project network meeting this week in Bangkok. The meeting is an opportunity for project teams, coordinators, and advisors to come together to share lessons learned and accomplishments achieved during the first year of the projects. Representatives from each of the 12 sub-projects are flying in from around the globe and we […]

Lessons from Colombia: Tying Open Science with Local Development Needs

By: Denisse Albornoz and Josique Lorenzo In a recent post we described the experience of OCSDNet members: Leslie Chan (OCSDNet Principal Investigator), Denisse Albornoz (OCSDNet Coordination Team) and Josique Lorenzo (Project sub-grantee, CATIE) at the seminar on Ciencia Abierta (Open Science) at the UTP (Technological University of Pereira) in Colombia, where they met with scholars, […]

Exploring Open Science/Ciencia Abierta in Pereira, Colombia

By: Denisse Albornoz, OCSDNet Coordination Team – Research This is the first of two posts describing the experience of OCSDNet members who attended the Open Science seminar at the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira (UTP). The first post will describe what happened at the event and aims to connect our members with the speakers’ work and resources shared. […]

Reflections from #ICTD2015 (May 15 – 18th, 2015)

Reflections from #ICTD2015 (May 15 – 18th, 2015)   Earlier this month, members of the OCSDNet team attended the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) ( in Singapore. We hosted an open panel session (video available here) to discuss with those present at ICTD 2015 how open approaches to science might […]

Talking “Citizen Science” in remote communities of the Kyrgyz Tien-Shan mountains

By Aline Rosset of University of Central Asia Photos by Stephanie Gentle The Kyrgyz Mountains Environmental Education and Citizen Science (KMEECS) project combines citizen science on the community level, environmental research and curriculum linked programming to foster awareness of and interaction with the local environment. At the same time it aims at generating locally relevant […]

Open and Democratic Access to Knowledge for Grassroots Communities

Why do we need to increase access of knowledge resources for grassroots communities? How do we increase access of knowledge resources for grassroots communities? Is it ethical on the part of researchers to collect information from individual/community knowledge holders and never communicate back their research results to the original knowledge providers? What kinds of knowledge […]