Up for some good news today?
See what difference you can make by switching your online search engine to Ecosia and how implementing #traditionalknowledge to #landmanagement helps to restore whole ecosystems and empower subsistence farmers, in Ethiopia, and anywhere in the world.
By implementing Open Science principles throughout your research practice, you
- Increase the discoverability of your work
- Establish yourself as an expert in your research field
- Make your academic achievements openly accessible and reusable
- Discover research results relevant to your discipline
- Build a professional network around the world
- Increase the societal impact of your work
- Contribute to globally inclusive scholarly knowledge exchange
Open Science is nothing more and nothing less than a compendium of region- and discipline-specific aspects of Good Scientific Practices (GSP) in the digital age and goes back to practices postulated in the 17th century. Its principles include and range from Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Access (OA), Open Peer Review, Open Source Hardware & Software, Open Methodology, and Open Data. To ensure scientific processes and results are well documented and accessible is at the core of Open Science.
In order to identify what it takes for your research procedures and results to be shared and applied openly, we will discuss options and possibilities of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) data in light of the CARE principles as well as aspects and principles of Open Access, Open Data Management (ODM) and exchange best practices how to communicate your research outcomes to various audiences.
Meet our Open Science experts
Contact us for any questions or inquiries:
Course: Introduction to Open Science
- Historic overview, context, and its relevance today
- Open Science principles and resources
- A brief introduction to Open Access, Open Data, Open Source Hardware
- Overview of commonly used Digital Open Science Tools (DOSTs)
- Guidelines and incentives for Open Science by national and international science authorities (UNESCO, European Commission, DFG, NSF, etc.)
- Comparative investigation of guidelines and incentives for Open Science by publishers
- Learn about Open Science practices
- How to Make your Research workflow FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) and CARE (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, Ethics)
Rahal, R.-M., & Havemann, J. (2019). Science in Crisis. Is Open Science the Solution? osf.io/preprints/metaarxiv/3hb6g
Gilbert E & Colbert K (2017). Research transparency: 5 questions about open science answered. theconversation.com
Open Science Collaboration (2015). Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science. Science, 349(6251).: 10.1126/science.aac4716
Elsherif, M. M., Middleton, S. L., Phan, J. M., Azevedo, F., Iley, B. J., Grose-Hodge, M., … Dokovova, M. (2022, June 20). Bridging Neurodiversity and Open Scholarship: How Shared Values Can Guide Best Practices for Research Integrity, Social Justice, and Principled Education. doi.org/10.31222/osf.io/k7a9p
Up for some good news today?
Very happy to announce an initiative co-created by Maria Machado, Gareth Dyke, and me that we hope will be used by and contributed to across research stakeholders and in particular researchers, publishers, editors, and librarians.
Presented to you by Veronica Espinoza, explore eight open-access tools (web-based) that will help you accelerate your research process.
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 […]
Presentation held at the II DIAMOND OPEN ACCESS CONFERENCE, October 25 - 26, 2023. Toluca, Mexico
To encourage scholarly publishing venues and research institutions to adopt the SDG indicator taxonomy for solution-oriented research output that allows for direct application to societal and environmental interventions to mitigate climate change, forced migration, war and conflict, and other existential crises of our times.
As part of the IBRO World Congress 2023 (9-13 September - Granada, Spain), the ALBA Network and the IBRO Early Career Committee partnered to facilitate a wide-ranging discussion of what neuroscientists can do as a community to build research capacity in the Global South, and how this increase in local capacities for research and innovation can, in the broader picture, bring benefits to us all.
Presentation held at the OASPA 2023 Conference during the panel Preprints: Supporting Open Peer Review and Global Preprint Adoption Trends. Aurelia Munene and Jo Havemann contributed with an African perspective to this year’s OASPA conference panel: Preprints: Supporting Open Peer Review and Global Preprint Adoption Trends. The slides are available […]
At the #SRI2023 Africa satellite event, Dr Jo Havemann contributed to the Open Science panel that was organised by the African Open Science Platform (AOSP) on June 21, 2023, alongside Dr Ana Persic (UNESCO), Dr Thandi Mgwebi (Research Department at Nelson Mandela University), Dr Erica key (Director, Future Earth), and […]
Translate Science is a working group that wants to exchange information, lobby, and build tools to make translations of scientific articles/reports/books, abstracts, titles, and terms more accessible and (thus) stimulate the production of such translations. Read more about our work at translatescience.org We recorded this episode in mid-November 2022. Shortly […]
In this conversation, Sara shares with Jo how she committed herself to becoming a happy person and the journey that this led her onto.
It is with heavy hearts that we write this post in response to the recent and sudden death of Victor Venema, founder of Translate Science. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Victor was the driving force behind Translate Science — an initiative to facilitate and foster the translation of scientific texts.
Natira McDermott is a public speaking coach who helps her clients create successful businesses by dropping perfectionism and embracing their own compelling visibility. Despite winning her first high school debate, Natira spent most of her life avoiding an audience. (The irony of her being a public speaking coach is not lost on her.)
Computational notebooks for more openness, reproducibility, and productivity in research – A conversation with Ludmilla Figueiredo
Ludmilla Figueiredo is a research data and code curator coming from a background in ecology and conservational biodiversity. In the first episode (part 1), she talks with Jo about the implementation of the open science principles within the fast-paced and heavy workload researchers must handle.In the second episode (part 2), […]
Data Protection and Copyright unpacked with the DM Law Tool – A conversation with Anna Picco-Schwendener and Suzanna Marazza
Anna Picco-Schwendener is a Postdoctoral Researcher while Suzanna Marazza is a Legal consultant. They both work at USI Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland. They joined Jo on this podcast to talk about Data and Copyrights protection. To see all episodes, please go to our CONVERSATIONS page. Suzanna Marazza is a collaborator […]
Joy Owango is the executive director of TCC Africa, the Training Center in Communication, based in Kenya and serving the whole continent of Africa. Joy and Jo talk about how the scholarly community is working towards the concept of Global Research Equity – through the lens of Joy’s almost two […]
Zoë Mullan is Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal, The Lancet Global Health. She is an Ex-Officio Board Member of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health; an International Advisory Board member of Sun-Yat Sen Global Health Institute, Guangzhou, China; and a Scientific Advisory Board member of the Centre for International Health Protection at the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany.
Check how you can share your research
Open Source Hardware
Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH) is a diverse, global community working to enhance the sharing of open, scientific technologies. The GOSH movement seeks to reduce barriers between diverse creators and users of scientific tools to support the pursuit and growth of knowledge. Read the GOSH Manifesto.
Africa OSH is the gathering for everyone interested in Open Science Hardware as a means to achieve locally adapted, culturally relevant, technologically and economically feasible production in Africa. | africaosh.com
Open Hardware Makers
An online mentorship program that aims to support new hardware projects in their way of acquiring best practices, building welcoming and inclusive communities and connecting to existing networks. | openhardware.space