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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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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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 […]

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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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