The Association of African Universities is organising a workshop on Advocacy and Capacity Building in Open Access (OA) and Open Science (OS) for top management staff (Vice-Chancellors, Presidents and Rectors and Deputy Vice Chancellors, as well as Directors of Research and Library Services) of AAU member Institutions.
The meeting will focus on Creating and Implementing Open Access and Open Science policies and mandates in the respective AAU member institutions. This workshop, hosted by the University of Dar Es Salaam is planned for 14th-15th July and will be a blended workshop running from 9am to 2pm EAT each day.
As defined by the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, Open Science is a movement aiming to make science more open, accessible, efficient, democratic and transparent. The transition to Open Science allows scientific information, data and outputs to be more widely accessible (Open Access) and more reliably harnessed (Open Data) with the active engagement of all relevant stakeholders (Open to Society).
The Open Access/Open Science workshops targeting research leadership in AAU member regions and universities is proposed with the objective of creating awareness and education on the importance and best practice of Open Access/Open Science. The desired outcome is engagement and buy-in by the academic community on the adoption of Open Science. TCC Africa and PLOS are the supporting partners in this initiative.
• Effective adoption of Open Science and Open Access practice among members
• Increased education and awareness on Open Science and Open Access in the AAU member academic community
Objective of the workshops
• To create and embrace open science and open access in the respective member academic communities
• To understand the current developments on open science, challenges faced in their respective academic communities and opportunities on open science and open access
• To reduce the push back on the adoption of Open Science and Open Access by early career researchers.
• To create awareness on how Open Science aids in higher education institutions competitiveness
Participation in this workshop is free. Participants will however bear the cost of their accommodation and/or transport for the two days.
The registration link is available here – https://tinyurl.com/49559wnz
Please go to this Tanzania Accommodation Logistics link https://tinyurl.com/bdzzma8h to book your internal transport and accommodation, which are approximately a 15 minutes drive from University of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania.
You can also attend the meeting online by registering and joining via this link
For further information, contact Abednego Corletey, via email – firstname.lastname@example.org or call/whatsApp – +233264655185