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Digital Open Science Tools: How to Achieve more Openness Through an Inclusive Design

Through their responsive design, digital Open Science tools promise to enable and simplify collaboration across disciplines, world regions and language groups. But how inclusive are these tools actually globally? Global means that they are equally open in low and middle income countries. Louise Bezuidenhout and Jo Havemann have examined 242 Open Science tools in terms of their geolocalisation, conditions and financing models. They have identified their weaknesses in terms of geographical openness and are developing ideas on how to make the Open Science ecosystem even more inclusive and a truly “unlimited digital commons”.

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Open Access: AfricArXiv facilitates knowledge exchange between Africa and Europe

we were talking with Johanna Havemann and Justin Sègbédji Ahinon North-South dialogues and collaborations are of a very high relevance for the development of open science. AfricArXiv is a pre-print repository established to allow African scientists to publish their manuscripts in several African languages including English. Justin Sègbédji Ahinon and Johanna Havemann are members of the AfricArXiv steering committee and tell us why this is a great opportunity for developing countries to collaborate with researchers globally. What advantages does open science have for international collaboration and what challenges still need to be tackled? The open science movement is already paving […]


Open Access: AfricArXiv facilitates knowledge exchange between Africa and Europe

Fostering transparency, open access and global dialogue in research are crucial to deal with local as well as with global challenges like the ongoing climate change. Practiced open science allows for more diversity in research output and the convergence of the global scientific community. We talked to Johanna Havemann and Justin Sègbédji Ahinon on how open science can overcome barriers and strengthen global and local knowledge communities at the same time.