[Irtalk] OCSD Net: Open and Collaborative Science

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 11:38:09 SAST 2014

Open and collaborative approaches to knowledge production have the
potential to radically increase the visibility, validation and relevance of
scientific research, while expanding the opportunities for a broad range of
actors to participate in the knowledge production process.  However, little
research has been conducted into these asserted benefits and in the
contexts in which they might be realised.

*​​How is “openness” practiced by researchers in various institutional
contexts? How can open science approaches benefit researchers in the global
South? Can greater participation of citizens in the planning and conduct of
scientific research increase its usefulness in addressing local development
goals? How can the sharing of knowledge as a public good be weighed against
protection of various forms of rights?​*

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