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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Relevance of Open Data Towards a Sustainable Environment – SFSA 2018

Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) has become a highlight on the calendar of many South Africans and those from abroad. Attracting individuals from all fields of science, researchers, policy makers and students, the forum saw over 3 000 registrations. Science Forum South Africa aligns with the global World Science Forum, annually hosted by countries from […]

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Budgeting for Open Access

For Open Access to quality research to remain sustainable, institutions and libraries across Africa and the world are encouraged to budget in order to support Open Access, Open Science and Open Data. Open Access can only be sustainable if the library and research communities contribute back. Ways in which institutions/libraries can support Open Access, Open […]

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Webinar (free): Readying Your University to Open Data Compliance

Webinar hosted by PUSH – Presidents United to Solve Hunger. See African University Presidents who signed PUSH: Adekunle Ajasin University (Nigeria), International University of Rabat (Morocco), Stenden University (South Africa), Université Internationale de Rabat (Morocco), William V.S. Tubman University (Liberia). In this webinar we will describe definitions of open access and open data, benefits that […]

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Launch of the future African Open Science Platform during SFSA2018, 12-14 Dec. 2018

We are incredibly proud to announce that the future African Open Science Platform will be launched during the upcoming SFSA2018 (12-14 Dec. 2018, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, SA) meeting. Please read more about the preparatory work done as part of AOSP at http://africanopenscience.org.za/. We also want to thank you for your contribution in taking […]

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