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First name
Ina
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Smith
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Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
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Other Research
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Publisher
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Present 3 papers at SA universities, host an OJS workshop, provide support for colleagues hosting a webinar. Get as many possible SA researchers to populate Wikipedia.
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SPARC USA

Ina Smith's Blog

An African Open Science Platform initiative - Invitation to a series of webinars on "Incentives for sharing research data" 25, 26 and 27 October 2017 (Open Access Week)

Invitation to a series of webinars on "Incentives for sharing research data" - An African Open Science Platform initiative 

The Open Science movement – focused on making research data, software code and experimental methods publicly available and transparent - is steadily gaining momentum. According to Gewin (2016), “[A]a spirit of openness is gaining traction in the…

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Posted on October 9, 2017 at 9:54am

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) influencing the direction of open science in SA

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) represents South Africa in the international community of science academies, and part of its mission is to proactively and reactively embark on a programme of systematic studies of evidence-based issues of national importance. As a signatory to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to…

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Posted on October 25, 2016 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Here’s one way to recover and protect Africa’s ‘lost science’

Robin Crewe, University of Pretoria

It’s been 20 years since Wayt Gibbs introduced the phrase “lost science” to the world. Writing in…

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Posted on October 29, 2015 at 4:47am

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