Research, Knowledge and Development: Changing Systems Takes Time

In response to our piece on the Publishers for Development Conference and the Research4Life program, Jonathan Harle from INASP reached out to us to engage in a critical discussion around the challenges of addressing questions of power in scholarly communications. OCSDNet is committed to constructive dialogues and we greatly appreciate INASP’s initiative to open up […]

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 […]

Power and Inequality in Open Science Discourses

These are Denisse Albornoz’ (OCSDNet Research Associate, and Knowledge GAP volunteer) speaking notes for her presentation at the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion panel of OpenCon 2017. Cross-posted from Medium.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I will start our discussion [on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion] by addressing issues of power and inequality in Open Science discourses, based on the research findings […]

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 […]

The Rise of Big Publishers in Development and What is at Stake

English | Español (English) By: Denisse Albornoz Earlier this year, I attended Publishers for Development (PfD), a conference that gathers librarians, researchers, development officers and international scientific publishers to develop common understandings around the research challenges, needs, and priorities of the Global South. The conference was hosted by INASP, an international development charity working in Latin America, […]