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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Success Story: How NRENs support data intensive research (KENET, Kenya)

Read the full KENET Annual Community Newsletter 2018 at https://www.kenet.or.ke/sites/default/files/Annual%20Community%20Newsletter%202018.pdf for news on Open Science workshops, new data centres and more. Well done to KENET colleagues for the work they do! Below a success story from the newsletter on how KENET provisioned a free virtual server with 5TB storage on the KENET research cloud so […]

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