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DATAD-R XIII Workshop in Douala 24-27 March 2020

Invitation to DATAD-R XII


The Association of African Universities in partnership with University of Douala, Cameroun invites Directors of Research, researchers, University Librarians and IT support staff of the Universities Libraries to the DATAD-R XII workshop to be held at the University of Douala Campus, Cameroun 24 – 27 March 2020.


This DATAD-R XII workshop is for

  • institutions having challenges managing the hard copies of theses/dissertation and research from faculty,
  • institutions that intend to set up an institutional repository to manage their research output electronically,
  • Institutions seeking to make their research more visible,
  • Institutions with existing repositories that want to revamp their repositories to meet current trends and be harvested for DATAD-R

These institutions and all interested in research data management are strongly encouraged to participate. This is a hands-on training. There will be two sessions namely

  1. IR management training for the librarians and
  2. IR setup, configuration and customization for Library IT staff.

Areas to be covered will include the following for

Librarians/Information Professionals

  • What is a repository and the benefits for an HEI
  • Advocacy institutional support
  • A useful checklist for Setting up an IR
  • Technical approaches to setting up an IR
  • Metadata descriptions
  • Creating users and user groups
  • Creating communities and collections
  • Assigning roles and establishing workflows

IT group

  • Setting up the IR server
  • Installing software (DSpace)
  • Configuration DSpace,
  • Customizing DSpace
  • Integrating DSpace into institutional website/platforms
  • Embargoes

Both groups

  • Making your repository more visible by means of
    • URI/DOI
    • Google analytics
    • RSS feeds
    • Other social media platforms
  • Tracking visits through online statistical monitoring
  • Harvesting


The registration fee per participant is as listed below, and will cover the cost of snacks, lunch and training material.


Participants from AAU member institutions in good standing    $300

All other participants                                                                       $500

Interested participants are kindly requested to register online at the link below


Please endeavor to register before March 15, 2020, to allow time to arrange for visas.  Participants will cover their cost of air ticket and accommodation.

Side Attraction
A canoe ride to visit to the historic island city of Djebale, Douala for time with wildlife.


For further information please contact Abednego Corletey (, copy Moira Dawson-Williams (

Prof. Etienne E. Ehile

Secretary General

Association of African Universities



  1. Mohamadou Moctar says:

    C est magnifique et très intéressant

  2. Mohamadou Moctar says:

    Bien c’est très génial

    Mohamadou Moctar
    Bibliothécaire en chef de la Bibliothèque centrale de l’Université de Ngaoundéré

  3. Heumo bassi yannick Jordan says:

    I agree

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