Book published: Contextualizing Openness: Situating Open Science

We are happy to announce the publication of this Open Access volume in October 2019! This Open Access volume is co-published by The University of Ottawa Press and the International Development Research Centre of Canada. You can download the book in various formats at the IDRC web site: https://www.idrc.ca/en/book/contextualizing-openness-situating-open-science An important part of identifying the […]

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: mfressoli@fund-cenit.org.ar [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, […]

Confessions of an Open Access Advocate – Leslie Chan | Confesiones de un defensor del Acceso Abierto

English | Español (English) Interview conducted by Becky Hillyer; Introduction by Angela Okune As one of the original signatories of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, a historical and defining event of the global open access movement, OCSDNet PI, Leslie Chan has been active in the experimentation and implementation of scholarly communication initiatives of varying scales around the […]

Launch of “Ubatuba Open Science” Video / Lançamento do video “Ciência Aberta Ubatuba”

We are very happy to announce the launch of a video from our sub-project (Open Science and Community Development in Brazil) project on “Ciência Aberta Ubatuba” (Ubatuba Open Science), together with additional 17 short videos and interviews. These videos were produced as part of the OCSDNet-supported Open Science and Community Development in Brazil project and highlights a rich diversity of contexts, […]