Open Science session in Kenya for SGCI-funded researchers

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Last week, the National Research Fund Kenya hosted the ‘Science Granting Councils Initiative 2023 Annual Forum and Global Research Council Meeting‘.

The 5-day programme held space for an Academic Symposium, co-hosted with the Africa Open Science Platform (AOSP), which offered an opportunity to highlight projects funded by NRF Kenya and SGCI. As part of this session, Dr. Johanna Havemann was invited to inform the participants about key aspects of Open Science, Open Access, and F.A.I.R. Data followed by a quick demo on how to submit to AfricArXiv, which is now hosted and governed by UbunutNet Alliance in Lilongwe, Malawi.

You can access the submission platform at

The Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI Africa) was established in 2015 to strengthen the institutional capacities of 16 public science funding agencies in Sub-Saharan Africa to support research and evidence-based policies that will inform economic and social development.

The Global Research Council is a virtual organisation with the long-term objective of fostering multilateral research and collaboration across continents. Comprised of the heads of science and engineering funding agencies from around the world, the Global Research Council is dedicated to promoting the sharing of data and best practices for high-quality collaboration among funding agencies worldwide.

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