Open Access, the Global South and the Politics of Knowledge Production and Circulation

An Open Insights interview with Leslie Chan with questions from Paula Clemente Vega. Originally posted on 2018 – 12 -10 via the Open Library of Humanities. Reposted with permission. You can also find the Twitter conversation that accompanied this post here. Leslie Chan is Associate Professor in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media and the Centre for Critical Development Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough, where he serves as the Associate Director. An […]

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 […]

Decolonizing scholarly data and publishing infrastructures

By: Angela Okune, University of California, Irvine This post was originally published here as part of the LSE Citing Africa podcast series. In the post, former OCSDNet Network coordinator, Angela Okune argues that the existing infrastructures of scholarship, both technological and institutional, are re-entrenching the dominance of research from and for a western audience. Corporate […]

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 […]

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 […]