Chris Emezue shares his vision and achievements as the founder of Lanfrica with Jo.
Lanfrica seeks to promote African languages and make their resources discoverable.
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.
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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
Chris Emezue shares his vision and achievements as the founder of Lanfrica with Jo.
Gareth Dyke shares his wealth of experience on Open access, preprints and scholarly publishing with Jo.
Multilingualism and translation as publishing services for researchers – A conversation with Avi Staiman
Avi Staiman and Jo share some of their experiences and observations made, as well as resources and best practices to foster a global and multilingual research environment.
Gain and maintain mental wellbeing personally and in a professional [research] context in 5 steps – A conversation with Kate Thorpe
Kate and Jo talk about unhealthy stress in working and research environments and what measures each of us can take to gain and maintain a state of wellbeing.
Bianca and Jeroen talk with Jo about one of their most recent interactive projects, the Publication Strategy Tool, a tool that helps researchers reconsider their publication strategies by thinking about publishing goals to inform new choices in what, when, how, and where to publish
Hendrik and Jo talk here about how people who obviously struggle with mental health challenges can be approached to make it easy for them to accept the support and develop strategies to recovery.
We are glad to announce that the collaboration between Lanfrica and AfricArxiv has so far led to 239 articles describing African languages. These articles have been successfully included in Lanfrica and can be accessed through lanfrica.com/records?tag=africarxiv
So, Louise Bezuidenhout (t: @LouBezuidenhout) and I were wondering if it would be feasible to encourage NPOs and NGOs to submit their datasets and reports to scholarly repositories for the purpose of data sharing in line with the #FAIRprinciples.
How digital scholarly service platforms facilitate research rigor and transparency – A conversation with Nici Pfeiffer
Nici Pfieffer is Chief Product Officer at the Center for Open Science and in that position works towards enabling researchers to share their work to advance the transparency and reproducibility of science. With Jo, she talks about the importance of open digital infrastructure and how she contributes to research rigor and the achievements made through her work.
How to accelerate the development and implementation of innovation – A conversation with Marieke Schoenmaker
A conversation with Marieke Schoenmaker
Implementing the FAIR principles for the curation of Integrative Biodiversity Research data – A conversation with Ludmilla Figueiredo
Ludmilla Figueiredo is a research data and code curator coming from a background in ecology and conservational biodiversity. In this episode, she talks with Jo about the implementation of open science principles in the fast-paced and heavy workload researchers must handle. [To see all podcast episodes go to access2perspectives.org/conversations/] Ludmilla […]
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 […]
In 2020/21, Huges Abriel took a sabbatical to visit some of his colleagues in francophone Africa. He shares with us his experiences and what led to that journey in the first place.
Wellness consultant Julie Wren talks with Jo about maintaining physical and mental wellbeing despite the impact a high-octane life can have on health and longevity. She is an expert in nutrition, mental wellness, self-care, and draws conclusions from the gut-brain axis to building wellness into your daily routine. We discuss the term 'infobesity' aka information overload and what effects that can have on our wellbeing. Julie also shares tips around building healthy routines through moving, nourishing and resourcing with the 20 minutes rule.
Open Science and Research Integrity in scholarly grassroots communities – A conversation with Paola Masuzzo
Data scientists and open knowledge evangelist Paola Masuzza shares with Jo what Open Science means to her, and how Open Science and Research Integrity relate to each other. We talk about the influence that the late Jon Tennant had on each of our careers and look at the next steps […]
Translating scholarly works can contribute enormously to a scientific community. Famously, Albert Einstein translated articles into English so that Anglo-Americans could contribute to state-of-the-art science. The modern tendency to ignore scholarship that is not in English leads to lower quality studies and double work. Translation can help overcome linguistic barriers, and is thus an important means to increase accessibility and participation as well as to counteract fragmentation of the literature into linguistic islands.
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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