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Principles and practice in open science: Addressing power and inequality through “situated openness”

By Cath Traynor and Laura Foster Summary OCSDNet’s Open and Collaborative Science Manifesto proposes a set of seven values and principles for a more inclusive and open science in development; Addressing the role of power and inequality in knowledge production is a key principle; Practicing “situated openness” can help to address the ways in which […]

Launch of “Ubatuba Open Science” Video / Lançamento do video “Ciência Aberta Ubatuba”

We are very happy to announce the launch of a video from our sub-project (Open Science and Community Development in Brazil) project on “Ciência Aberta Ubatuba” (Ubatuba Open Science), together with additional 17 short videos and interviews. These videos were produced as part of the OCSDNet-supported Open Science and Community Development in Brazil project and highlights a rich diversity of contexts, […]

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): A Call for Action Research at the Nature Conservation Center at AUB (AUB-NCC)

This project is a case study that exemplifies the principle of “Sustainable Development” in the recently launched Open and Collaborative Science Manifesto. By: Najat A. Saliba of the Local Conservation and Development with OCS project Eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were set and ratified by the 189 Member States of the United Nations in 2000 […]

Reflections on the Application of the IAD Framework to analyze the Ubatuba Open Science Platform

By: Anne Clinio of the OCS and Community Development in Brazil Project Summary: Elinor Ostrom’s Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) Framework demonstrated that a community can self-organize in order to use and manage sustainably a common pool resource in its favor, countering the thesis that individuals tend to develop opportunistic behaviors that result in overexploitation […]

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 […]

…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 […]