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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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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