Posts Results for tag: open science

Open Science and Development: The Importance of Cross-Disciplinary Learning

This post is Part 1 of a blog series entitled “Intersections of Science and Development.” The series will look at the various nuances of development, as they relate to the emerging field of open science, and will attempt to draw out important learnings from both fields. If you are interested in writing a guest blog for this […]

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 […]

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. […]

Ciência Aberta Ubatuba – Ubatuba Open Science, Brazil

By Sarita Albagli of IBICT   Ciência Aberta Ubatuba organised its first local meeting on April 10th. The objective of the gathering was to introduce goals and plans of the project coordinated by IBICT, with the support of OCSDNet and IDRC, to a group of potential stakeholders – representatives from research organisations, nonprofits, schools and the […]

Talking “Citizen Science” in remote communities of the Kyrgyz Tien-Shan mountains

By Aline Rosset of University of Central Asia Photos by Stephanie Gentle The Kyrgyz Mountains Environmental Education and Citizen Science (KMEECS) project combines citizen science on the community level, environmental research and curriculum linked programming to foster awareness of and interaction with the local environment. At the same time it aims at generating locally relevant […]