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    East-African Social Sciences and Humanities Journals active in 2008-2009
    (2016-07-14) Schmidt, Nora
    Research Data of „East-African Social Sciences and Humanities Publishing: A Handmade Bibliometrics Approach“, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, València (Spain), September 14-16, 2016. Abstract of the paper: For Eastern Africa, very little information about the SSH knowledge production can be found from a European perspective. Adequate indicators like information-rich bibliographic databases that cover East-Africa-based journals and book publishers are lacking. This research in progress explores their indexing situation in detail, their development, which is closely connected to political history, their (non-)usage, and affiliations as well as career-stages of their authors. Furthermore, it also pays attention to East-Africa-based SSH researchers who use other publication venues. Any bibliometric analysis in this field needs to rely on manual data collection, otherwise it would be heavily biased. This study lays out the foundation for citation analyses, qualitative research on the publications' content and the self-description of East-African scholars against the background of an academic environment that is often described as “international”.
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    East-African Social Sciences and Humanities Journals Active in 2008-2009
    (2016-10-18) Schmidt, Nora
    Research Data of „East-African Social Sciences and Humanities Publishing: A Handmade Bibliometrics Approach“, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, València (Spain), September 14-16, 2016. Corrected second version: due to an error, the journal “Chemchemi” was not included in “1 final list merged” and “7 ceased-established”. However, this does not change the conclusions drawn in the paper. Abstract of the paper: For Eastern Africa, very little information about the SSH knowledge production can be found from a European perspective. Adequate indicators like information-rich bibliographic databases that cover East-Africa-based journals and book publishers are lacking. This research in progress explores their indexing situation in detail, their development, which is closely connected to political history, their (non-)usage, and affiliations as well as career-stages of their authors. Furthermore, it also pays attention to East-Africa-based SSH researchers who use other publication venues. Any bibliometric analysis in this field needs to rely on manual data collection, otherwise it would be heavily biased. This study lays out the foundation for citation analyses, qualitative research on the publications' content and the self-description of East-African scholars against the background of an academic environment that is often described as “international”.
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    Mapping The Covid-19 Global Response: From Grassroots To Governments
    (2020-03-29) Akligoh, Harry; Havemann, Jo; Restrepo, Martin; Obanda, Johanssen
    Visual map at kumu.io/access2perspectives/covid19-resources Data set doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3732377 // available in different formats (pdf, xls, ods, csv,) Correspondence: (JH) info@access2perspectives.com
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    2013 Mapping Survey of South African Laboratories
    (2020-04-06) Bezuidenhout, Louise
    Mapping survey of laboratory facilities in South Africa conducted in 2013 as part of the ASSAf project: The State of Biosafety and Biosecurity in South Africa (see https://www.assaf.org.za/files/reports/evidence_based/Prelims.pdf)
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    Higher Education & Research in Africa – The Stakeholders
    (2020-04-07) Havemann, Jo; Ksibi, Nabil; Maina, Mahmoud Bukar; Obanda, Johanssen; Okelo, Luke; Owango, Joy
    List of stakeholders and research-related institutions in Africa and abroad. The list is continuously being updated and displayed at https://info.africarxiv.org/stakeholders/.
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    The Varying Openness of Digital Open Science Tools
    (2020-09-03) Bezuidenhout, Louise; Havemann, Johanna
    Digital tools that support Open Science practices play a key role in the seamless accumulation, archiving and dissemination of scholarly data, outcomes and conclusions. Despite their integration into Open Science practices, the providence and design of these digital tools are rarely explicitly scrutinized. This means that influential factors, such as the funding models of the parent organizations, their geographic location, and the dependency on digital infrastructures are rarely considered. Suggestions from literature and anecdotal evidence already draw attention to the impact of these factors, and raise the question of whether the Open Science ecosystem can realise the aspiration to become a truly “unlimited digital commons” in its current structure. In an online research approach, we compiled and analysed the geolocation, terms and conditions as well as funding models of 242 digital tools increasingly being used by researchers in various disciplines. Our findings indicate that design decisions and restrictions are biased towards researchers in North American and European scholarly communities. In order to make the future Open Science ecosystem inclusive and operable for researchers in all world regions including Africa, Latin America, Asia and Oceania, those should be actively included in design decision processes. Digital Open Science Tools carry the promise of enabling collaboration across disciplines, world regions and language groups through responsive design. We therefore encourage long term funding mechanisms and ethnically as well as culturally inclusive approaches serving local prerequisites and conditions to tool design and construction allowing a globally connected digital research infrastructure to evolve in a regionally balanced manner.
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    Database of Parenthetic Biomedical Abbreviations
    (2020-11-19) Turki, Houcemeddine; Hadj Taieb, Mohamed Ali; Ben Aouicha, Mohamed
    This dataset includes the biomedical abbreviations stated between parentheses in the titles of the scholarly publications indexed by PubMed between 1947 and 2019. Each abbreviation is extracted thanks to the parenthetic level count algorithm and is assigned to the title, PMID and year of publication of each corresponding research paper. Then, every acronym is allocated its length and the number of upper and lower case letters it involves. Finally, the entities including one or no upper case letter, less than three characters, eight characters or more, or a high rate of non-alphanumeric characters are semi-automatically eliminated to ensure the consistency of the research database.
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    Database of Parenthetic Biomedical Abbreviations
    (2020-11-19) Turki, Houcemeddine; Hadj Taieb, Mohamed Ali; Ben Aouicha, Mohamed
    This dataset includes the biomedical abbreviations stated between parentheses in the titles of the scholarly publications indexed by PubMed between 1947 and 2019. Each abbreviation is extracted thanks to the parenthetic level count algorithm and is assigned to the title, PMID and year of publication of each corresponding research paper. Then, every acronym is allocated its length and the number of upper and lower case letters it involves. Finally, the entities including one or no upper case letter, less than three characters, eight characters or more, or a high rate of non-alphanumeric characters are semi-automatically eliminated to ensure the consistency of the research database.
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    CTAB: Corpus of Tunisian Arabizi
    (2021-05-11) Amara, Amina; Turki, Houcemeddine; Hadj Taieb, Mohamed Ali; Ben Aouicha, Mohamed; Ellouze, Kawthar
    This dataset has been created between 2017 and 2021 to provide a textual resource that can be used to study the behaviors of Tunisian people in writing Tunisian Arabic (ISO 693-3: aeb) in Latin Script. This corpus is constituted from messages written using Tunisian Arabic Chat Alphabet or Arabizi and is developed to solve the matter of the lack of NLP databases about the use of the Latin Script for transcribing Tunisian Arabic. The messages are automatically pulled using web scraping of Facebook public pages and are kept as they are without any annotation, spelling adjustments or morphological and syntactic labeling. Then, messages that are written in Latin Script but not in Tunisian Arabic are manually eliminated. Finally, every collection of messages that are retrieved from the same Facebook page in the same period is included in the same text file where every message is featured as one line.
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    African Digital Research Repositories: Mapping the Landscape
    (2020-03-28) Bezuidenhout, Louise; Havemann, Jo; Kitchen, Stephanie; De Mutiis, Anna; Owango, Joy; Zeni, Kevina
    This data set accompanies the text at doi 10.5281/zenodo.3732273. // Correspondence: JH: info@africarxiv.org, SK: sk111@soas.ac.uk Visual Map: https://kumu.io/access2perspectives/african-digital-research-repositories Dataset: https://tinyurl.com/African-Research-Repositories Archived at https://info.africarxiv.org/african-digital-research-repositories/ Submission form: https://forms.gle/CnyGPmBxN59nWVB38
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    Open Science Capacity Building in Africa
    (2022-05-12) Havemann, Jo; Bezuidenhout, Louise; Zimmer, Niklas; Owango, Joy
    List about Open Science Capacity Building stakeholders in Africa that were shared during the First meeting of the Working Group on Open Science Capacity Building hosted by UNESCO.
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    Pre-Aksumite And Aksumite Agricultural Economy At Ona Adi, Tigrai (Ethiopia): First Look At A 1000-Year History - Datasets
    (2023-09-13) Meresa, Yemane; D'Andrea, Catherine; Lancelotti, Carla; Beldados, Alemseged; Ruiz-Giralt, Abel
    This repository contains the results datasets of the article Pre-Aksumite and Aksumite agricultural economy at Ona Adi, Tigrai (Ethiopia): first look at a 1000-year history submitted to the journal African Archaeological Review.
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    Complete Data Hgs Vs Blood Glc Regulation (Handgrip Strength As A Screening Tool For Diabetes In Resource-Constrained Settings)
    (2023-11-04) Ojulari, Sheriff; Ayinde, Taofeek; Kadir, Riskat Eniola; Sulaiman, Swabirah Enimire
    Background Information: Diabetes mellitus is an escalating global health concern, especially in low and middle-income countries. Handgrip strength (HGS), a measure of muscle strength, emerges as a potential non-invasive and affordable screening tool for diabetes, particularly in areas with limited healthcare access. Objective: To investigate the relationship between handgrip strength and blood glucose regulation in non-diabetic young adults and to provide valuable insights into the potential of handgrip strength as a preventive and affordable approach to managing diabetes. Methods: A cross-sectional study included 59 University of Ilorin students aged 18-21 in Nigeria. Handgrip strength was measured with a dynamometer, and its links to blood glucose markers (fasting blood glucose, 2-hour post-prandial glucose, and HbA1c) were explored using multiple regression models. Results: Findings revealed significant associations between HGS and glucose regulation markers, particularly FBS, among males. The relationship was evident in females only after adjusting for body mass index (BMI). Furthermore, a notable connection between HGS and 2-hour post-prandial glucose levels was observed in females but not males. However, no significant associations were found between HGS and serum insulin levels across genders.