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AfricArXiv Open Science Webinar Series

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Through an engaging webinar series dedicated to exploring the transformative impact of persistent identifiers (PIDs) we highlight to African scholarly stakeholders how selected scholarly services  work to increase the discoverability of African research in the global scholarly landscape. In this series, we delve into the significance of three key PIDs – ORCID, ROR, and DOI – and how they facilitate interoperability across various scholarly digital services.


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About Persistent Identifiers: Persistent Identifiers serve as unique and enduring labels assigned to digital objects, resources, or entities, encompassing a wide array of items such as research datasets, academic papers, books, websites, and more. Notably, PIDs can also be assigned to individual researchers (ORCID) and research institutions (ROR), ensuring a comprehensive and interconnected scholarly ecosystem.

Series Objectives: This webinar series is designed to empower African researchers, librarians, and institutions by providing valuable insights into the adoption of digital tools and persistent identifiers. Our primary goals are to significantly enhance the discoverability of African research on a global scale and streamline scholarly workflows for increased efficiency.

Key Focus Areas:
  • ORCID: Understanding the role of ORCID in uniquely identifying and connecting individual researchers to their contributions, fostering collaboration and recognition.
  • ROR: Exploring the significance of Research Organization Registry (ROR) in assigning PIDs to research institutions, contributing to a more structured and interconnected research landscape.
  • DOI: Unraveling the benefits of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) in uniquely identifying and ensuring the persistent accessibility of diverse digital objects and scholarly outputs.

Target Audience:

This webinar series is tailored for African researchers, librarians, and institutions seeking to harness the potential of digital tools and PIDs. Whether you are an academic professional or part of a research institution, this series is designed to empower you in optimizing research discoverability and advancing scholarly contributions.

Why Attend?
  • Gain in-depth knowledge about the role of PIDs in scholarly communication.
  • Learn practical strategies for adopting digital tools and PIDs in your research workflows.
  • Contribute to the global visibility and impact of African research.

Join us on this transformative journey to amplify the visibility of African research and foster a more interconnected and efficient scholarly ecosystem. Together, let's pave the way for a future where African contributions are prominently featured and celebrated on the global stage.

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    Exploring the Openness of Global Research Landscapes Using Open Data: The COKI Open Access Dashboard
    (2024-06-20) Napier, Kathryn; Montgomery, Lucy
    Exploring the Openness of Global Research Landscapes Using Open Data: The COKI Open Access Dashboard - AfricArXiv Open Science Webinar Series 2024 Watch the recording here: https://africarxiv.pubpub.org/pub/8lnogfxn/
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    Connecting African scholarly stakeholders across the continent.
    (2024-05-16) Chuene, Mofahloshi R.M
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    Securing the future of African Innovation, Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Heritage.
    (2024-06-06) Owango, Joy
    Securing the future of African Innovation, Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Heritage. - AfricArXiv Open Science Webinar Series 2024. Watch the recording here: https://africarxiv.pubpub.org/pub/ti9z956o/
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    Investing in [African] Open Infrastructure
    (2024-04-11) Sellanga, Jerry
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    FAIRsharing – A Globally Inclusive Curated Resource On Data And Metadata Standards
    (2023-10-06) Lister, Allyson; Ezeike, Ebuka; Havemann, Jo
    FAIRsharing is a curated resource on data and metadata standards, interrelated to databases and data policies, across all disciplines. We will hear what documentation FAIRsharing holds for African research standards, databases, and more.
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    Utilising Persistent Identifiers To Provide Services For Researchers And Publishers - A Spotlight On Africa
    (2023-11-09) Dawson, Stephanie; Joseph, Andrew; Bowa, Harold; Havemann, Jo
    This session is part of the AfricArXiv Webinar Series on Open Science for the Discoverability of African Research.
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    Crossref – Enabling African Research Item Discoverability Through The Research Nexus
    (2023-11-24) Obanda, Johanssen; Ezeike, Ebuka; Havemann, Jo
    This session is part of the AfricArXiv Webinar Series on Open Science for the Discoverability of African Research.
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    DataCite – Contributing to the PID infrastructure in Africa
    (2023-11-30) Obileye, Bosun; Havemann, Jo; Ezeike, Ebuka
    This session is part of the AfricArXiv Webinar Series on Open Science for the Discoverability of African Research.
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    Figshare - Enabling Global Reach and Discoverability of African Research Data
    (2024-03-01) Hahnel, Mark; Cotera, Maria; Bowa, Harold; Ezeike, Ebuka; Havemann, Jo
    This session is part of the AfricArXiv Webinar Series on Open Science for the Discoverability of African Research.
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    Facilitating the implementation of Open Science practices across Africa
    (2024-03-08) Mchunu, Nokuthula P.; Masisi, Keletso
    This session is part of the AfricArXiv Webinar Series on Open Science for the Discoverability of African Research.
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    DRYAD - Data Sharing Best Practices for Researchers and Institutions Working with AfricArXiv
    (2024-03-16) Guerreiro, Maria; Lippincott, Sarah; Masisi, Keletso
    This session is part of the AfricArXiv Webinar Series on Open Science for the Discoverability of African Research.
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    Enabling global reach and discoverability of African research data
    (2024-03-07) Cotera, Maria; Hahnel, Mark
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    Adoption Of Orcid And Other Persistent Identifiers In Kenya, Cote D'ivoire, Nigeria, And Across Africa – Opportunities And Lessons Learned
    (2023-10-14) Tembo, Lombe; Havemann, Jo; Ezeike, Ebuka; Iyoha, Owen; Musangi, Peninnah; Coulibaly, Cecile
    ORCID is the persistent identifier for researchers to share their accomplishments (research articles, data, etc with funding agencies, publishers, data repositories, and other research workflows. With this session, we aim to assist African researchers, librarians, and institutions in the adoption of digital tools and persistent identifiers for a significant increase of African research discoverability, globally and to increase efficiency in scholarly workflows
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    The UNESCO Open Science Recommendation & Toolkit - A Focus on Africa
    (2024-02-01) Persic, Ana
    Dr Ana Persic is Programme Specialist for Science Technology and Innovation Policies and Open Science at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. An ecologist by training with a Ph.D. in Ecotoxicology, Dr Ana Persic joined UNESCO in April 2006 in the framework of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere program within the Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences in Paris. She then served as a Science Specialist at the UNESCO Liaison Office in New York from 2011-2018. Her work relates to strengthening the science-policy interface and promoting science, technology, and innovation in implementing the United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development and sustainable development goals (SDGs). She coordinated the development of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science and is currently working towards its implementation. Questions that were addressed during the session 1. What specific features of the UNESCO Open Science Recommendation make it particularly relevant and beneficial for the African research community, and how can they leverage it effectively? 2. Could you highlight a successful case or example where the UNESCO Open Science Recommendation has played a significant role in advancing open science practices within the African context? 3. In what ways does UNESCO collaborate with local stakeholders, including governments, institutions, and researchers, to promote the adoption and implementation of the Open Science Recommendation in Africa? 4. For those new to the concept of open science, what key resources or tools does the UNESCO Open Science Recommendation offer to guide African researchers in adopting more transparent and collaborative research practices?
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    Enabling African research item discoverability through the Research Nexus
    (2023-11-22)
    We will hear about the Crossref Research Nexus and about the activities of the Crossref Ambassadors in Africa. Read more and watch the recording at https://africarxiv.pubpub.org/pub/wgadqkel/
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    Scholarly and patent literature as a public good to inform problem-solving in Africa.
    (2023-11-07) Garlinghouse, Mark
    Cambia (https://cambia.org/) is a non-profit social enterprise creating new tools, technologies, and paradigms to promote change and enable innovation. Our mission is to democratize innovation: to create a more equitable and inclusive capability to solve problems using science and technology. Our institutional ethos is built around an awareness of the need and opportunity for local commitment to achieving lasting solutions to food security, agriculture, public health, and environmental challenges. As one of Cambia’s key initiatives, The Lens (https://www.lens.org/) serves global patent and scholarly knowledge as a public resource to make science- and technology-enabled problem-solving more effective, efficient, and inclusive. As a project of the social enterprise Cambia, The Lens is committed to connecting the actors who combine their efforts to make innovation have a social impact. The Lens believes that patents and scholarly metadata are knowledge sources from which innovation actors can create technology landscapes, literature reviews, and decision-support insights to de-risk their own investments of time and resources. The Lens exists to enable more participation in innovation to solve more problems faster. The Lens believes its existence has a “social aikido” effect on other stakeholders in the ecosystem to push them to contribute more to innovation and impact. Amongst the key strengths and proof of concept for this project are the Lens Reports measuring and showcasing the potential societal impact of the scholarly works produced and disseminated. Watch the recording of this session at https://africarxiv.pubpub.org/pub/fc76ni8s/