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Le libre accès vu par un jeune sénégalais

Assane Fall, a young librarian from Senegal, blogs about his experience learning about Open Access and its relevance for development in Africa. He and his team are preparing for Open Access Week 2015 in Senegal, which officially kicks off today. Stay tuned for additional updates about the event! Assane is part of Projet SOHA, an OCSDNet research […]

First Round of OCSDNet Grants Awarded

October 2014 marked the launch of the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet), a research network aiming to gather observations on whether, and under which conditions, open approaches to research and collaboration could lead to various development outcomes in the Global South. As part of the development of the network, the OCSDNet coordinating […]

5. Lidia Brito, on Open and Collaborative Science towards enhancing South-South Cooperation

  Why are you interested in supporting OCSDNet? I think that when we talk about open and collaborative science for development it’s really a very important movement. More than ever, scientific communities have to work together in order to address the development challenges that are beyond their own borders. There are regional, there are even global […]

4. Cameron Neylon on Open Science, and understanding people’s needs in terms of research

Why are you interested in participating and supporting the OCSDNet? For me the point of open science, open access, open data -all of those things- is to provide opportunities for people to engage, interact and contribute to research and scholarship more generally. There has been no bigger gap in engagement and in particular, contribution to […]

3. Apiwat Ratanawaraha on Inclusive Development, Innovation and Open Knowledge

     Why are you interested in supporting the OCSDNet? I believe that fundamentally knowledge should be open. That’s the bottom line for promoting development. This belief started a while ago when I was working on my doctoral dissertation on technological standards. I examined how latecomer countries and firms caught up technologically and economically with […]

2. Hebe Vessuri on Open Science, from a Social Scientist’s perspective

Why are you interested in supporting OCSDNet? I became interested in supporting the OCSDNet because I think it is an attractive endeavor. It’s one that invites a broad variety of reflection and analysis of the issues that are of clear concern to me. Among them is the private and public question. There is a hidden […]