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[BOAI] Announcing the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet)

From: OCSDnet Network <info AT ocsdnet.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:25:13 -0700


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Introducing the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network
(OCSDNet)

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Open and Collaborative Science
in Development Network (OCSDNet) <http://www.ocsdnet.org> and the public 
Ca=
ll
for Concept Notes
<http://ocsdnet.org/downloads/OCSDNetCallforConceptPapers.pdf> for 
funding
proposals to support research and case studies that explore the linkages
between open science and development initiatives.

With funding from Canada=E2=80=99s International Development Research Centr=
e (IDRC)
<http://www.idrc.ca/>, OCSDNet is jointly coordinated by the Centre for
Critical Development Studies (CCDS)
<http://blog.utsc.utoronto.ca/idsprogram/> at the University of Toronto
Scarborough (Canada) <http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/home/> and iHub (Kenya)
<http://www.ihub.co.ke/>. OCSDNet aims to support researchers and
practitioners from the Global South to carry out research or projects that
will lead to deeper understanding of whether, and the conditions under
which open knowledge production processes could lead to development
outcomes, such as economic and educational opportunities, improved health
and food security, and policy reform. By contributing to this new area of
study, OCSDNet will also build a community of open science practitioners
and leaders who will influence policy dialogues pertaining to the role of
science and innovation in development.

Research Focus:

OCSDNet aims to investigate a broad range of questions, including:

   -

   How do researchers in various institutional contexts practice
   =E2=80=9Copenness=E2=80=9D? How can open science approaches benefit rese=
archers in the
   Global South?
   -

   Will OCS lead to novel insights and solutions to entrenched development
   problems?
   -

   Can greater participation of citizens in the planning and conduct of
   scientific research increase its application in addressing local
   development goals?
   -

   How can the sharing of knowledge as a public good be weighed against
   protection of various forms of rights?

To explore these and related questions, OCSDNet will provide funding
support for up to 15 case studies from eligible countries
<http://ocsdnet.org/article/application#eligibility>. Specifically, 
OCSDNet
will support case studies that employ innovative and transformative open
processes to address a range of development challenges in Global South
contexts. The network welcomes a mix of projects
<http://ocsdnet.org/thematic> that include scientific research in a
specific domain to generate new knowledge (i.e. food security, health
equity, citizen empowerment, renewable energies, climate change impact), as
well as critical research on ongoing initiatives, focusing on behaviours,
contexts, challenges and opportunities enabled by OCS principles.

Applying for OCSDNet Funding:

OCSDNet has launched an open call for concept papers for OCS development
projects <http://ocsdnet.org/article/application>. A flyer with further
information about OCSDNet and OCS more broadly is also available (
http://goo.gl/cwMs8J). The call is open to researchers and practitioners
affiliated with organizations based in countries that are eligible for
support by the IDRC. The deadline for submissions is September 8th, 2014.
Successful authors of the papers will be invited to a proposal development
workshop, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya in October 2014. (For details of the
call, visit the OCSDNet web site: www.ocsdnet.org ).

For further questions, please contact us at info AT ocsdnet.org.

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ical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Introducing the Open and 
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ative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet)</span></p>
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style=3D"line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0=
pt;text-align:justify"><span 
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chet 
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olor:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-sp=
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t)</span></a><span 
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9;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;wh=
ite-space:pre-wrap"> and the public </span><a 
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wnloads/OCSDNetCallforConceptPapers.pdf" 
style=3D"text-decoration:none"><sp=
an style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
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lor:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-spa=
ce:pre-wrap">Call for Concept Notes</span></a><span 
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parent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> for funding 
proposals=
 to support research and case studies that explore the linkages between ope=
n science and development initiatives. </span></p>
<br><p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0=
pt;text-align:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebu=
chet 
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aseline;white-space:pre-wrap">With funding from </span><a 
href=3D"http://ww=
w.idrc.ca/" style=3D"text-decoration:none"><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;fo=
nt-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
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on:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Canada=E2=80=99s=
 International Development Research Centre 
(IDRC)</span></a><span style=3D"=
font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);backgrou=
nd-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">, 
OCSDNe=
t is jointly coordinated by the </span><a 
href=3D"http://blog.utsc.utoronto=
.ca/idsprogram/" style=3D"text-decoration:none"><span 
style=3D"font-size:15=
px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;background-color:transparent;text-dec=
oration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Centre 
for =
Critical Development Studies (CCDS)</span></a><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px=
;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:trans=
parent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> at the 
</span><a href=
=3D"http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/home/" 
style=3D"text-decoration:none"><span=
 style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;background-colo=
r:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space=
:pre-wrap">University of Toronto Scarborough 
(Canada)</span></a><span style=
=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);back=
ground-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> 
and=
 </span><a href=3D"http://www.ihub.co.ke/" 
style=3D"text-decoration:none"><=
span style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;background-=
color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-s=
pace:pre-wrap">iHub (Kenya)</span></a><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;font-fa=
mily:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;v=
ertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">. OCSDNet aims to support 
rese=
archers and practitioners from the Global South to carry out research or pr=
ojects that will lead to deeper understanding of whether, and the condition=
s under which open knowledge production processes could lead to development=
 outcomes, such as economic and educational opportunities, improved health =
and food security, and policy reform. By contributing to this new area of s=
tudy, OCSDNet will also build a community of open science practitioners and=
 leaders who will influence policy dialogues pertaining to the role of scie=
nce and innovation in development. </span></p>
<p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;t=
ext-align:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet=
 MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:basel=
ine;white-space:pre-wrap"> </span></p>
<p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;t=
ext-align:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-size:16px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet=
 MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;ver=
tical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Research 
Focus:</span></p>
<p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;t=
ext-align:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet=
 MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;ver=
tical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> </span></p>
<p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;t=
ext-align:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet=
 MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:basel=
ine;white-space:pre-wrap">OCSDNet aims to investigate a broad range of 
ques=
tions, including:</span></p>
<ul style=3D"margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><li 
dir=3D"ltr" style=3D"lis=
t-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;color:r=
gb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline"><p 
dir=3D"l=
tr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-align:j=
ustify">
<span 
style=3D"background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-s=
pace:pre-wrap">How do researchers in various institutional contexts 
practic=
e =E2=80=9Copenness=E2=80=9D? How can open science approaches benefit resea=
rchers in the Global South?</span></p>
</li><li dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-fami=
ly:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;ver=
tical-align:baseline"><p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.15;margin-top:0=
pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-align:justify">
<span 
style=3D"background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-s=
pace:pre-wrap">Will OCS lead to novel insights and solutions to 
entrenched =
development problems? </span></p></li><li 
dir=3D"ltr" style=3D"list-style-t=
ype:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0)=
;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline">
<p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;t=
ext-align:justify"><span 
style=3D"background-color:transparent;vertical-ali=
gn:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Can greater participation of citizens 
in =
the planning and conduct of scientific research increase its application in=
 addressing local development goals?</span></p>
</li><li dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-fami=
ly:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;ver=
tical-align:baseline"><p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.15;margin-top:0=
pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-align:justify">
<span 
style=3D"background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-s=
pace:pre-wrap">How can the sharing of knowledge as a public good be 
weighed=
 against protection of various forms of 
rights?</span></p></li></ul><p dir=
=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-al=
ign:justify">
<span style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;color:rgb(=
0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre=
-wrap"> </span></p><p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;=
margin-bottom:0pt;text-align:justify">
<span style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;color:rgb(=
0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre=
-wrap">To explore these and related questions, OCSDNet will provide 
funding=
 support for up to 15 case studies from </span><a 
href=3D"http://ocsdnet.or=
g/article/application#eligibility" 
style=3D"text-decoration:none"><span sty=
le=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;background-color:tr=
ansparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre=
-wrap">eligible countries</span></a><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;font-fami=
ly:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;ver=
tical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">. Specifically, OCSDNet will 
sup=
port case studies that employ innovative and transformative open processes =
to address a range of development challenges in Global South contexts. The =
network welcomes a </span><a 
href=3D"http://ocsdnet.org/thematic" style=3D"=
text-decoration:none"><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuc=
het 
MS&#39;;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical=
-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">mix of 
projects</span></a><span style=
=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);back=
ground-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> 
tha=
t include scientific research in a specific domain to generate new knowledg=
e (i.e. food security, health equity, citizen empowerment, renewable energi=
es, climate change impact), as well as critical research on ongoing initiat=
ives, focusing on behaviours, contexts, challenges and opportunities enable=
d by OCS principles. </span></p>
<br><p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0=
pt;text-align:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-size:16px;font-family:&#39;Trebu=
chet 
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold=
;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Applying for OCSDNet 
Funding=
:</span></p>
<p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;t=
ext-align:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet=
 MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:basel=
ine;white-space:pre-wrap"> </span></p>
<p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;t=
ext-align:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet=
 MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:basel=
ine;white-space:pre-wrap">OCSDNet has launched an </span><a 
href=3D"http://=
ocsdnet.org/article/application" 
style=3D"text-decoration:none"><span style=
=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;background-color:tran=
sparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-w=
rap">open call for concept papers for OCS development 
projects</span></a><s=
pan style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,=
0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline;=
white-space:pre-wrap">.</span><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#3=
9;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-=
align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> A flyer with further information 
abou=
t OCSDNet and OCS more broadly is also available (</span><a 
href=3D"http://=
goo.gl/cwMs8J" style=3D"text-decoration:none"><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px=
;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;background-color:transparent;text-decor=
ation:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">http://goo.gl=
/cwMs8J</span></a><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet =
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseli=
ne;white-space:pre-wrap">). The call is open to researchers and 
practitione=
rs affiliated with organizations based in countries that are eligible for s=
upport by the IDRC. The </span><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#=
39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-wei=
ght:bold;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">deadline for 
submiss=
ions is September 8</span><span 
style=3D"font-size:9px;font-family:&#39;Tre=
buchet 
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:bo=
ld;vertical-align:super;white-space:pre-wrap">th</span><span 
style=3D"font-=
size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-co=
lor:transparent;font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wr=
ap">, 2014.</span><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet =
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseli=
ne;white-space:pre-wrap"> Successful authors of the papers will be 
invited =
to a proposal development workshop, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya in October=
 2014. (For details of the call, visit the OCSDNet web site: </span><a 
href=
=3D"http://www.ocsdnet.org" 
style=3D"text-decoration:none"><span style=3D"f=
ont-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet 
MS&#39;;background-color:transpare=
nt;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">=
www.ocsdnet.org</span></a><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Tr=
ebuchet 
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-alig=
n:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> ). </span></p>
<p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;t=
ext-align:justify"><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet=
 MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:basel=
ine;white-space:pre-wrap"> </span></p>
<p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;t=
ext-align:center"><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet =
MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;vert=
ical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">For further questions, please 
con=
tact us at </span><a href=3D"mailto:info AT ocsdnet.org" 
style=3D"text-decorat=
ion:none"><span 
style=3D"font-size:15px;font-family:&#39;Trebuchet MS&#39;;=
background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;text-decoration:underline;ver=
tical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">info AT 
ocsdnet.org</span></a><span=
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MS&#39;;color:rgb(0,0,0=
);background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline;whi=
te-space:pre-wrap">.</span></p>
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