Regional Open Science Platforms

The new paradigm of open science is a powerful driver for scientific research and scholarship and its application to social, economic and global environmental priorities.

Regional Open Science Platforms

Against this backdrop the Council is working with CODATA, with its Regional Offices and with other partner organizations to create regional Open Science Platforms to advance data-intensive, solutions-oriented research in the Global South.

Following a multi-year pilot study, the Pan-African Open Science Platform (AOSP) is moving into an operational phase, and in April 2020 the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa agreed to host the African Open Science Platform (AOSP) Project Office for the next 3 to 5 years.

In the coming years, the project will work on the development of analogous platforms in Latin America and the Caribbean and in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as on connecting these platforms for a South-South network.

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