Posts Results for tag: open access

Webinar: Challenges and opportunities of linking Open Access and Open Science with the Sustainable Development Goals

Cross-posted from AIMS FAO where the OCSDNet Primary Research Investigator, Dr. Leslie Chan presented on the challenges and opportunities of linking Open Access and Open Science to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs represent challenges in advancing the broad access to information agenda because of the divergent goals and proliferating targets and indicators. At the same […]

Project SOHA extended a helping hand…and we reached out and grasped it

By: Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou [1], Junior Researcher, Université de Yaoundé 2 (Cameroon), member of the SOHA project   From April 15 to 17, 2015, I organized and taught a seminar on research in the context of open access entitled,  Le “Libre accès” au service des chercheurs : comment réussir sa recherche à l’ère du numérique. This seminar, […]

Open Science in Haiti and Francophone Africa (SOHA)

By Dieyi Diouf of Le Project SOHA   The Project Open Science in Haiti and Francophone Africa (SOHA) is part of the OCSDNetwork funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). It has been active since January 2015 and will run until December 2016, under the joint direction of Professors Diéyi Diouf (Senegal) and Florence Piron […]

The Evaluation of Science and Social Interest

By: Valeria Arza of CENIT   What does a scientist do when he or she obtains an important research result? The obvious answer is: publish it. But, where and how does the scientists publish it? Here the answer is no longer obvious.   The incentive and evaluation system in research privileges publications in peer-reviewed journals. […]

4. Cameron Neylon on Open Science, and understanding people’s needs in terms of research

Why are you interested in participating and supporting the OCSDNet? For me the point of open science, open access, open data -all of those things- is to provide opportunities for people to engage, interact and contribute to research and scholarship more generally. There has been no bigger gap in engagement and in particular, contribution to […]