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 […]

EVENT Invitation: Open Science Manifesto & Book Launch in Limassol, Cyprus

Interested in science, technology, collaboration or development? You are invited to the launch of the OCSDNet Manifesto and our collective network volume!  Date: Monday June 5th, 2017 Time: 18:30 – 20:00 Venue: Curium Palace, Limassol, Cyprus Please RSVP to [email protected] Evening Agenda:  18:30 Guests Arrive, cocktails and refreshments served 18:40   Opening Remarks – Dr. Raed Sharif, International Development Research Centre […]

#OCSDNet17 – Final Network Meeting in Limassol, Cyprus

OCSDNet is excited to welcome network team members, advisors and IDRC representatives to Limassol, Cyprus for our final network meeting, kicking off with a reception tonight (June 1st) and wrapping up on June 5th 2017. The intention of the meeting will be to bring together research team members from around the world to discuss final […]

OCSDNet Advisory Board Member, Prof. Hebe Vessuri awarded 2017 4S Bernal Prize

We would like to extend a big congratulations to Professor Hebe Vessuri who was awarded this year’s Bernal Prize for distinguished contributions to the field of science and technology studies by the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). We are honoured to have Professor Vessuri as an advisory board member of OCSDNet and we […]

All that glitters is not gold: rethinking openness from the affected population of a cyanide spill in Jáchal, Argentina

[En español abajo] by Juan Layna and Emiliano Martin Valdez of the “Can OCS Meet Social Needs?” Project Summary: In previous posts, we proposed that accessibility and openness in science do not necessarily lead to the appropriation and utilization of scientific knowledge by social actors. The socio-technical controversy surrounding cyanide spills occurring near the city of […]

Lessons From Participatory Fieldwork Research: Building Meaningful Relationships

Guest post by Tian Lin [1] and Khin Thiri Htun [2] Summary: We conducted research using a participatory approach to identify ways to reduce local vulnerability to climate change in the Central Dry Zone of Myanmar. Participatory research approaches are important to build and maintain trust with research participants who were previously excluded from decisions […]