[open-sustainability] Open Science for Development Project

Townsend J.H. J.Townsend at soton.ac.uk
Wed Jul 17 09:08:04 UTC 2013


Would be great to do something like this workshop to develop an agenda for open science for environmental sustainability (i.e. open sustainability science). Look forward to hearing how the Cape Town event goes.


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From: Jenny Molloy <jenny.molloy at okfn.org<mailto:jenny.molloy at okfn.org>>
Date: 17 July 2013 09:34:26 BST
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Subject: [open-science] Open Science for Development Project

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

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