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Call for Proposals from Librarians to Participate in Open Science Training 

UbuntuNet Alliance is implementing the AfricaConnect3 project co-funded by the European Union and the beneficiary NRENs. The AfricaConnect3 project seeks to unlock the potential of education and research through increased access to digital infrastructures and technologies for African education and research institutions. As part of this project, UbuntuNet Alliance invites proposals from librarians to submit proposals to participate in a one-day Open Science training collocated with the UbuntuNetConnect 2023 Conference.  

The training will take place on October 25, 2023 in Kampala, Uganda and will cover relevant aspects of

Open Access and Open Data with a hands-on exercise on how to make institutional repositories Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (see FAIR principles,

Below is the outline of the training:

Session Topic
Session IIntroducing Open Science and the FAIR principles: o         AfricArXiv OA principles       o      Persistent Identifiers: ORCID, ROR, DOI
Session IIComparing scholarly repository systems:  o         Archiving features        o      Content curation and metadata strategy
Session IIIHands-on Practical (Please bring a laptop): o      Upload, curate, deploy scholarly content o         Taking charge of institutional bibliometrics

The Alliance will support 20 librarians by covering the cost for a round-trip economy air ticket, full-board accommodation, local transport and participation in the UbuntuNetConnect 2023 Conference which will run from 26 – 27 October.

Interested librarians are requested to submit a short proposal (maximum 500 words) at:

Deadline for submission of proposals is August 04, 2023. Applicants will be notified by August 21, 2023.  

In case of any questions contact:  

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