[open-science] Openness in African research; code as a research object - Thursday, Mar 20, 11 ET

Kaitlin Thaney kaitlin at mozillafoundation.org
Mon Mar 17 21:21:10 UTC 2014

Hi all!

Our next Science Lab community call will take place this Thursday, March 20. The call is open to the public and will start at 11 am ET.  Please note: due to Daylight Savings, call in times for those outside of the US are different this week. 

Call in details, agenda and community updates can be found on the etherpad: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/sciencelab-calls-mar20-2014

The Science Lab meeting is our community call, taking place each month, highlighting recent developments and work of the community relevant to science and the web. Join us to hear more about current projects, find out how you can get involved, and hear from others about their work in and around open research.

This month, we'll be hearing about some incredible work recently discussed at a workshop on African scholarship in Nairobi, as well as hearing the latest about our "code as a research object" project with GitHub and figshare.

For this call, we're thrilled to be joined by Michelle Willmers from OpenUCT at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, one of continent's leading voices around access and discoverability of African research. She recently led a two-day workshop in Nairobi which we attended exploring these topics, and will be telling us about some of the insights from the workshop as well as some of the remaining challenges. 

We'll also be joined by Tezira Lore (@tezira), a food scientist and communications specialist working with the International Livestock Research Institute, a Kenyan organisation that works to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for better and more sustainable use of livestock. Tezira will be sharing some of ILRI's efforts around sharing research data, content and code. 

And last but not least, we'll be joined by some of our collaborators on the "Code as a research object" project. We've come quite a ways since our start in December, and look forward to updating you on our progress to date.

Have a project, blog post or event you'd like to share relevant to open science? Add it to the etherpad(see line 102)! It's a great way to share what you're working on and/or interested in with the community. 


Hope to see you on Thursday!

- K


Kaitlin Thaney
Director, Mozilla Science Lab
@kaythaney ; @MozillaScience
skype / IRC: kaythaney

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