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Kenya’s Lamu communities launch a united Biocultural Community Protocol

This post originally found on the Natural Justice website highlights how Natural Justice’s work on the development of community protocols has been adapted and leveraged to suit the Lamu community in their work to deCOALanize Lamu. *** 02 April 2019 Today, 02 April 2019, in Lamu Town, Kenya, communities in Lamu were able to proudly […]

Protecting and Promoting Indigenous Peoples Rights in Academic Research Processes: A Guide for Communities in South Africa

This post was originally published on the Natural Justice site.  By Cath Traynor 26 June 2018 Research involving communities and their knowledge can result in unintended negative impacts: A new guide supports communities to understand the law, harness their rights and negotiate more socially just research processes Background During a collaborative research project * that investigated climate change and […]

Actualizing the Promise of a More Democratic Science: Three Challenges for Open Science

By Mariano Fressoli [1] and Valeria Arza [2] [1] Associate researcher at Scientific and Technical National Research Council (CONICET) and Research Center for the Transformation (CENIT). E-mail: [email protected] [2] Independent researcher at CONICET and Director of CENIT.   The general idea behind open science is simple: the free availability of publications, data and other scientific tools could […]

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, […]

Open and Collaborative Science: Using Knowledge as a Pathway to Sustainable Development

Following the release of OCSDNet’s Open and Collaborative Science Manifesto, this blog post is part of a series which seeks to provide a more nuanced context for each of seven principles associated with the Manifesto. The series aims to highlight practical examples, network case studies and relevant literature to demonstrate the relevance of this principle […]