[IRTalk] Webinar Registration open: Introducing DataCite’s Global Access Program in Africa: What Is in It for the Continent

Olatunbosun Obileye bosun.obileye at datacite.org
Mon May 22 18:28:40 SAST 2023

Dear Colleagues,

***You may be interested in this***

DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization that provides
persistent identifiers (PIDs) for research data and other research outputs.
DataCite has introduced the Global Access Program (GAP) with the aims to
improve equity, access to and adoption of
<https://twitter.com/hashtag/PID?src=hashtag_click>persistent identifier
(PID) infrastructure for communities in lesser represented countries,
including all African countries.

African research is still not receiving the right visibility due to several
factors, including a lack of appropriate repositories with trusted PIDs,
inadequate infrastructure to project the outputs, poor metadata for
visibility, technical gaps, low awareness about the importance of PIDs, and
institutional buy-in. Through GAP, DataCite’s dedicated resources will
collaborate with the research community and stakeholders to promote
Africa’s research outputs and indigenous knowledge.

This webinar introduces the GAP, and it is the first in a series of
engagements to open up Africa’s research outputs for increased visibility
through DataCite’s PID infrastructure.

DataCite invites you to join this webinar on June 20, 2023, at 10:00am UTC
(1pm EAT, 12 noon CAT, 11am WAT) in which you will learn about:


   What is DataCite

   DataCite's Global Access Program (GAP) for Africa

   What we intend to do to promote research outputs in Africa

Register now
and share within your networks


This webinar will be presented in English and will last 60 minutes,
including time for Q&A. The slides and recording will be shared afterwards
through the DataCite Zenodo Community
<https://zenodo.org/communities/datacite/?page=1&size=20> and YouTube
Channel <https://www.youtube.com/@DataCiteChannel>, respectively.

Kind Regards,

DataCite Team

*Bosun Obileye*

Regional Engagement Specialist Africa | DataCite

*he/his/him | West African Time

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