Closing of the Pilot AOSP Project – October 2019

The 3-year AOSP Pilot Project has now come to an end, and the deliverables (landscape study and frameworks) required by the funder have now been submitted – the funder being the SA National Research Foundation. For inquiries related to the future AOSP, please contact: Dr Sepo Hachigonta sepo.hachigonta@nrf.ac.za   Read more about the future AOSP Read more…

African Open Science Platform School of Research Data Science, 17-28 June 2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The African Open Science Platform School of Research Data Science, in collaboration with the CODATA-RDA Data Schools Initiative will take place on 17-28 June 2019 at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. The deadline for applications is 10 May: https://e-applications.ictp.it/applicant/login/9010 The goal of this school is to train researchers in Research Data Science (RDS). RDS refers to the principles Read more…

Open Data Day celebrated in Nairobi, 2 March 2019

Contribution by Allan Ochola Email allanochola4@gmail.com International Open Data Day (IODD) is an annual celebration of open data all over the world and March 2nd, 2019 was the 9th time in history during which various groups organised events. Kenya was no exception. The Kenya event was attended by graduate students from various universities, industry experts and Read more…

Open source data repository technologies

From the AOSP landscape study, it was clear that open access institutional repositories are well established (179 African repositories registered on OpenDOAR) on the African continent. The majority of the repositories use DSpace open source software, and great capacity exists among African system administrators and librarians. Alternative options to data repository software include: Invenio 3 Read more…

Accessing Open Access Research Content

General Zenodo https://zenodo.org/ Unpaywall https://unpaywall.org/ ScienceOpen https://www.scienceopen.com/ List of Open Access databases (Vancouver Island University) https://libguides.viu.ca/db_open Listing of Open Access Databases http://www.loadb.org/ Institutional Repositories Researchers are encouraged to publish research articles as always, with preferred publishers. In addition to publishing their research articles, they are encouraged to also upload a second copy of the published Read more…

Call for Participation in Big Data Transfer to be used for Proof of Concepts

The South African National Research Network (SANReN, NICIS) are working on a service for the South African Research and Education community – big data transfer service. This will be based on Science DMZs and data transfer nodes (DTNs). Currently, we have nodes at CSIR (Pretoria), WITS (Johannesburg) and Cape Town. We are looking for users with large data Read more…

International Open Data Day 2 March 2019 Nairobi, Kenya

International Open Data Day (IODD) is an event that brings together open data community to learn, share, plan and collaborate on the future of open data. The unique nature of the event is to enable participants from various interdisciplinary backgrounds to define strategies that advance open data globally and locally, learn about recent advances in Read more…

Making Data come Alive through Data Visualization: VizAfrica2018

The African Open Science Platform is proud to have been a sponsor to this event. View the conference proceedings from VizAfrica2018. The following blog entry was sourced from https://codata.org/blog/2018/11/01/blog-for-vizafrica-2018-symposium/  ————————————– Data visualization uses uncomplicated language to simplify things into concepts that can be easily grasped in graphical format enabling easy understanding. It also can provide insight Read more…