African Journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals

In an effort to make African scholarly research output more visible, we would like to better understand which journals are currently published in each country in Africa, and also which journals are available as Open Access. Many academic libraries have started offering scholarly journal hosting services using OJS (Open Journal Systems) software, in addition to hosting […]

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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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Call for Participation in IDW2018

We would like to invite you to participate in International Data Week 2018, in any of the following ways: Submit a paper or poster Review papers Attend the conference Sponsorships About IDW2018 International Data Week 2018 (IDW 2018) will be held on 5-8 November 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana. Hosted by the Botswana Open Science and Open […]

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Call for Reviewers for SciDataCon/IDW2018

Experts can indicate their willingness and credentials to serve on the Programme Review Committee for SciDataCon, part of International Data Week. Please complete the online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvsKZ062WF_Qac_MDeSTo1FH-LSxy7eE1RPcluF3eh7e8YxA/viewform

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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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BioVision2018 and achieving the SDGs through a knowledge based society, 20-22 April 2018

The BioVision2018 Conference from 20 to 22 April 2018, Alexandria, Egypt, created excellent opportunities for scholars (incl. students) to engage in scientific dialogue across all disciplines, creating awareness of new trends. Through this conference the Library of Alexandria and the Egyptian scholarly community managed to take the building of a knowledge based society to the […]

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Uganda Progress through a National Dialogue on Open Science and Open Data, 25-26 & 27 April 2018, Kampala, Uganda

Access the workshop report by clicking here. Through the network established on the continent, the African Open Science Platform project managed to make huge inroads into open data/open science policy discussions with many countries. One of these countries is Uganda, which hosted a high-level Uganda Open Data/Open Science National Dialogue and associated meetings during 25-26 […]

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Libraries as important stakeholders in data management: AOSP participation during SCECSAL XXIII, Entebbe, Uganda (23-28 April 2018)

Librarians are important stakeholders in providing research data support to scientists, because of the many skills they offer, their focus on providing and disseminating access to high quality research information resources, of which data sets one of many. ASSAf – through the AOSP project – contributed to raising awareness amongst librarians during the bi-annual SCECSAL […]

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