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 […]

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 […]