[Open-access] Open Science for Development Project

Jenny Molloy jenny.molloy at okfn.org
Wed Jul 17 08:34:26 UTC 2013

Dear All

We are delighted to announce that OKF is collaborating with the OpenUCT
Initiative at the University of Cape Town in an International Development
Research Centre funded project to develop a southern led research agenda
for open science for development.

We hope to use this as an opportunity not only to explore research into
open science but also to really push community building efforts in the
global south and identify a strong network of open science advocates and
practitioners - maybe setting up some new local open science groups along
the way!

You can read more in out project proposal:

A small group met in London last week to set the ground work for a larger
workshop in *Cape Town 11-13 September 2013* and the results of that
meeting will be available online shortly.

We hope you are as excited about this opportunity as we are and in the
spirit of the exercise we will be making both the process and outcomes as
open as possible. Therefore, if you would like to apply to participate in
the Cape Town meeting please send us a *brief* half page introduction to
yourself including answers to the following questions:

   - Why is this project of interest?

   - What expertise and experience do you bring?

   - What would you like to see come out of this project?

Preference will be given to participants from developing countries in order
to further the aims of the project and full funding will be provided.

There is a short deadline of *24 July 2013* so please spread this
invitation through your networks, particularly contacts you might have in
the global south. If selected, we will organise travel and flights as soon
as possible.

Best wishes


Jenny Molloy

Open Science Working Group Coordinator | @okfnscience

The Open Knowledge Foundation <http://okfn.org/>

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