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…

African Open Science Platform: a vision of Agenda 2063

Source: October 2018 – AlphaGalileo is the world’s independent business to business service of breaking research news for the media Agenda 2063 envisions an African continent that is peaceful, prosperous and integrated. The emerging view is that the continent would have developed elaborate intra- and inter- information systems and processes to exploit the digital revolution for Read more…

Open Access Week | 22-28 October 2018 | Everywhere

Visit http://www.openaccessweek.org/ Theme: Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge Graphics (incl. posters): http://www.openaccessweek.org/page/graphics Events: Please also register you event at http://openaccessweek.org/events If your institution plans to screen the movie Paywall: The Business of Scholarship during OA Week celebrations, please indicate at https://paywallthemovie.com/screenings

AOSP Frameworks guiding National Governments in Africa

As part of the deliverables of the African Open Science Platform, frameworks are being developed to guide governments in countries in Africa towards trusted and responsible data curation. The timeline for the frameworks: 30 August 2018: Progress report (incl. framework on the framework)  31 October 2018: Submit final draft framework & roadmap  3-4 November 2018 Read more…

Advocating for Open Science during the DST/ASSAf Roadshow towards the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

The 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting gives 500 to 600 outstanding young scientists the opportunity to discuss key questions in physics with 30 Nobel laureates. In 2019, the focus will be on cosmology, particle physics and quantum technology. Young scientists across Africa are encouraged to source funding and to also apply to attend this prestigious Read more…