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Enhancing scientific discoveries through open data in Africa

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

We aim to enhance scientific discoveries through open data collaboration and open access.

The Science for Africa Foundation (SFA Foundation) launched Open Research Africa (ORA), a peer-reviewed publishing platform that offers transparent, rapid communications for varied research outputs. It is powered by F1000, a leading publisher in open science.

Our joint mission is to share quality research from Africa with the world and enable rapid sharing, discovery, use and reuse of African research to the benefit of all. We aim to enhance scientific discoveries through open data collaboration and open access. Academic publishers and funding agencies increasingly encourage researchers to share the data which underlies their research findings.

There is evidence that when openly available datasets are reused by other researchers, further research can be generated. A greater impact can be achieved, breaking boundaries and making information freely available, to the advantage of the authors, the scientific community, and the public.

We take great pleasure in extending to you an invitation to our upcoming webinar, titled “Enhancing Scientific Discoveries through Open Data in Africa” in collaboration with F1000 scheduled for:

Date: Thursday, 27 June 2024
Time: 12:00am – 1:30pm (SAST) | 1:00pm – 2:30pm (EAT) | 11:00 – 12:30am (WAT)

This session will cover:

  • An introduction to the ORA publishing model

  • The wide variety of research outputs that ORA offers

  • Understanding the benefits and importance of sharing your data openly

  • Eligibility, policies and guidelines around open data.

Register for the webinar here 

About the Speakers

Elizabeth Marincola is Senior Advisor for Communications and Advocacy at the SFA Foundation and is responsible for Open Research Africa, the Foundation’s open publishing platform in collaboration with F1000.

Diksha Awasthi is a Business Liaison Manager, Open Research, at Taylor and Francis Group. Her role is focused on nurturing partnerships and providing author support and capacity building trainings within India, South Asia and Africa region.