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When someone asks "What is #OpenScience?" and you pause, because you're thinking… http://www.snf.ch/en/researchinFocus/newsroom/Pages/news-160831-horizons-the-elements-of-open-science.aspx Not entirely as we might have it (e.g. what they call "Open Lab Books" we call "Open Notebook Science") but beautiful and useful, from +SNSFinfo
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37th Global Online Seminar in Biodiversity Informatics

Link: https://youtu.be/00CSd9vx2CE

0900 Central TIme (GMT-5), on Wednesday 9 May 2018

Title: Wallace: a reproducible, expandable, and interactive interface for guided modeling of species niches and distributions

Presented by Jamie Kass is a doctoral candidate at City University of New York, supervised by Dr. Robert P. Anderson.

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‪#lod LOD Cloud Diagram 2018 update/sub-cloud included‬
http://lod-cloud.net/

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Last day to apply for the Gathering for Open Ag Tech (GOAT)!

The goal is to develop a common vision and roadmap for the many people developing open source technology in the ag space. We believe that if we work together, open source ag technology can thrive. The conference is for developers and ag professionals (farmers, consultants, supply chain folks, etc. etc.) who are interested in ag tech.

http://goatech.org/conference

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2020 is 21 months away! This doable if we focus on it.

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New public resource page from Scholastica on academic-led journal publishing models, available tools, and how to get started: https://lp.scholasticahq.com/academic-led-oa-journal-publishing/ #OA #OpenScience #LiberateResearch

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40+ open-access advocacy organizations in the global south.

I put together this list for an online conversation today. If you know of relevant groups I've omitted, please add them to the comment section or to the larger list of OA advocacy organizations (not limited to the global south) at the Open Access Directory (+OAD).
http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Advocacy_organizations_for_OA

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Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D)
http://www.aucegypt.edu/Business/A2K4D/Pages/default.aspx

African Commons Project
http://www.africancommons.org/about/

African Copyright & Access to Knowledge Project
http://www.aca2k.org/

Bioline International
http://www.bioline.org.br/

Compaña CLACSO por el Acceso Abierto al Conocimiento (CLACSO Campaign for Open Access to Knowledge)
http://biblioteca.clacso.edu.ar/accesoabierto/

Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development (CIARD)
http://www.ciard.net/home

Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL)
http://www.eifl.net/

Electronic Publishing Trust for Development
http://epublishingtrust.net/

India Open Data Association (IODA)
https://beta.indiaopendata.com/

Instituto de Información Científica y Tecnológica (IDICT)
http://www.idict.cu/

International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP)
http://www.inasp.info/en/

Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium (KLISC)
http://www.klisc.org/

Knowledge G.A.P. – Geopolitics of Academic Production
http://knowledgegap.org/

OER Africa
http://oerafrica.org/

Open Access India
http://openaccessindia.org/

Open Access Nepal
https://www.facebook.com/OANepal

Open Access Nigeria
http://www.openaccessng.org/

Open Access Peru
http://www.openaccessperu.org/

Open Access South Africa
https://twitter.com/oasouthafrica

Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open AIR)
http://www.openair.org.za/

Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNET)
http://ocsdnet.org/

Open Data for Development
http://od4d.com/

Open Development Working Group
http://open-development.okfn.org/

Open Knowledge Bangladesh
https://okfn.org/network/bangladesh/

Open Knowledge Bermuda
https://okfn.org/network/bermuda/

Open Knowledge Burkina Faso
https://okfn.org/network/burkina-faso/

Open Knowledge Cameroon
https://okfn.org/network/cameroon/

Open Knowledge Colombia
https://okfn.org/network/colombia/

Open Knowledge El Salvador
http://sv.okfn.org/

Open Knowledge Estonia
https://okfn.org/network/estonia/

Open Knowledge India
https://okfn.org/network/india/

Open Knowledge Pakistan
https://okfn.org/network/pakistan/

Open Knowledge Philippines
https://okfn.org/network/philippines/

Open MENA
http://openmena.net/en/

Open Knowledge Senegal
https://okfn.org/network/senegal/

Projet SOHA (Science Ouverte Haïti Afrique)
http://www.projetsoha.org/

Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal (REDALYC)
http://www.redalyc.org

Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D)
http://roer4d.org/

Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme
http://www.scaprogramme.org.za/

Science and Development Network (SciDev.net)
https://scidev.net

Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO)
http://www.scielo.org/index.php?lang=en --and SciELO South Africa
http://www.scielo.org.za/

Southern African Regional Universities' Association (SARUA)
http://www.sarua.org/

SPARC Africa
http://sparcopen.org/people/sparc-africa/

#oa #openaccess #south

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Identification of Priorities for S&T Cooperation of BRICS Countries
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3113250
#BRICS #scientometrics #researchcollaboration #cooperation
This article presents a methodology for the selection of priorities for science and technology (S&T) cooperation among the BRICS countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa based on an analysis of international and national strategic documents of BRICS countries and a bibliometric analysis of joint publications by researchers from BRICS countries indexed in the Scopus database. The national S&T priorities for countries are systemized and a comparative assessment of capacities for S&T development in BRICS countries is developed.
Indicators of publication activity of all BRICS countries have significantly increased since 2000. Analysis shows that Russia must pay particular attention to the development of cooperation with China, which is already one of the leaders on the global S&T stage. Cooperation with India, Brazil and, in some research areas, with South Africa could also have a positive impact on the performance of research and development in Russia.
A list of 14 thematic priorities for S&T cooperation for BRICS countries is presented in the paper based on the analysis of a set of national, bilateral and multilateral strategic and forward-looking documents. Priorities of S&T development create a basis for more efficient and mutually beneficial cooperation between BRICS countries and allows individual scientists to broaden the range of research, use new tools for S&T cooperation and share best practices.
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Open data workshop 2018

Some scientists from Sydney University (Willem Vervoort, Floris von Ogtrop, and Gene Melzack) and Institut Teknologi Bandung (myself) are writing an open workshop materials for open data. The workshop is funded by +SSEAC Sydney (Sydney South East Asia Center).

Link: https://github.com/dasaptaerwin/opendataworkshop2017
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