Towards a Framework for Open Science in SA: SA-EU Open Science Dialogue Report released

During the past SFSA2018, the SA-EU Open Science Dialogue Report was released. Where AOSP – for now (Pilot Phase) – focuses on creating awareness, advocating and recommending frameworks (incl. roadmaps) towards a continental, but also national frameworks for individual countries (to be finalised in 2019), this SA-EU Open Science Dialogue Report is the outcome of Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

AOSP during the upcoming SFSA2018 (12-14 Dec. 2018, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, SA)

We are looking very much forward welcoming all to the upcoming Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) 2018. Please encourage academics, researchers, citizen scientists and more to join. View the programme by clicking here. Click here to register (registration is free). The draft programme for the AOSP Session on 13 Dec. 2018, 11:00-12:30, Diamond Room, CSIR Read more…

Brief Feedback on Libsense Repository Workshop, 19-20 November 2018, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Role of NRENs in Support of Science National Research Education Networks (NRENs – especially Level 6) in Africa, are more and more gearing themselves towards offering ICT related services to the research community – also as far as data-intensive research concerns. For data to be FAIR – findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable – it needs Read more…

Focus on Data Analytics: AOSP reflections from the “Big Data Analytics: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice” Conference, 12-14 Nov. 2018, Cairo, Egypt

Ancient Egypt has been the source of many innovations. It was therefore appropriate to further explore how the Egypt of today can innovate through using data, in order to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT)). During the 3-day “Big Data Analytics: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Read more…

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 Read more…