Brief AOSP Feedback on IDW2018, 5-8 November 2018, Gaborone, Botswana

International Data Week 2018 brought together more than 800 participants from 64 countries and 6 continents, with top numbers from Botswana, South Africa and the United States. The African Open Science Platform (AOSP) – managed by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) – was part of the organising committee, and also managed to […]

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AOSP IDW2018 Session on Skills-development in an increasingly data-driven science environment: an African perspective

The programmes for IDW2018 are now online available! Programme Overview http://internationaldataweek.org/programme-overview RDA 12th Plenary http://internationaldataweek.org/rda-12th-plenary-programme SciDataCon https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/programme/ Please support the African Open Science Platform Session on Skills-development in an increasingly data-driven science environment: an African perspective  Date: Tuesday 6 Nov. 2018 Time: 14:00 – 15:30 Venue: Gaborone International Convention Centre (The Grand Palm). Meeting room […]

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Technology Adaptation, Innovation and Research Capacity with the focus on Botswana

The African Open Science Platform had the opportunity to participate in the recent IST-Africa2018 conference, and we would like to share some brief feedback. The message shared during the IST-Africa2018 conference in Botswana from 9-11 May 2018 was that researchers and government are committed to turn research into knowledge products, implementing policies to strengthen human […]

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SciDataCon 2018 – Call for individual papers & posters – Closing Date: 31 May 2018

The deadline to submit abstracts for papers and posters for SciDataCon 2018, part of International Data Week, 4-8 November 2018, Gaborone, Botswana is 31 May 2018. Call for Papers and Posters https://www.scidatacon.org/conference/IDW2018/call_for_papers Submit Abstracts for Papers and Posters https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/submit/ Provisionally Accepted Sessions https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/sessions/ Themes and Scope of SciDataCon https://www.scidatacon.org/conference/IDW2018/conference_themes_and_scope/ Call for Papers For SciDataCon we […]

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Deadline approaching! Session Proposals Invited for International Data Week, 5-8 November, in Gaborone, Botswana

The deadline is approaching for Session Proposals for SciDataCon which is an integrated part of International Data Week 2018 International Data Week = SciDataCon and RDA Plenary International Data Week comprises SciDataCon http://www.scidatacon.org/, a conference for research and practice papers addressing all aspects of data in research, and the 12th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance https://rd-alliance.org/plenaries/rda-twelfth-plenary-meeting-part-international-data-week-2018-gaborone-botswana Deadline […]

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National Workshop on Open Data Open Science (ODOS), Botswana, 30-31 October 2017

The Botswana National Open Data and Open Science (ODOS) stakeholders will be hosting the First National Open Data and Open Science Forum (ODOS) at the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana from 30-31 October 2017. The event has its origins in meetings held in October 2016 between national experts and stakeholders, and representatives from CODATA and […]

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