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 […]

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 […]

A Manifesto to Reclaim Open Science | Un Manifiesto que Reimagina a la Ciencia Abierta

English | Español This is the first of a new blog series about the Open and Collaborative Science Manifesto recently launched by the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network. Over the next several weeks, we will be highlighting the principles of the Manifesto in more depth, using case studies from our sub-projects, and providing examples […]

Learnings and Reflections from the OCSDNet 2017 Workshop in Cyprus

Workshop Overview From June 2-5, 2017, the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet) held its final network meeting in Limassol, Cyprus. Workshop participants included representatives from ten of the twelve network projects, external network advisors, two representatives from DECI-2, IDRC Program Officer Raed Sharif, and the OCSDNet coordination team. As all research projects […]

Open Science and interdisciplinary collaboration: it all begins at home – or the lab

By Mariano Fressoli  & Julieta Arancio of the Open Science as Alternative Science project A few months ago at CENIT we received an unusual request from a couple of scientific researchers from the Earth Sciences Research Center (CIC Terra), an affiliate of the National Scientific and Research Council in Argentina (CONICET), and one of the […]

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 […]