Open Access Week at ILRI

Open Access Week at ILRI

October 23-25, 2019

ILRI will be celebrating Open Access Week with a number of activities to promote and build awareness as to how open access can support your research effort. The focus is to raise awareness among scientists and their supporters of ‘open access/open data’ opportunities and requirements.

ILRI has been at the forefront of open access and open data efforts in the CGIAR. Read more: www.ilri.org/open

Over the course of three days, we will look at ways to inspire, motivate and guide you in open access and open data.

  • Why be open – motivate
  • Power of open – inspire
  • How to be open – guide
  • Support to be open – where to get help
  • Comply – how to satisfy the requirements

Some of the activities planned are shown below. For more information contact Abenet Yabowork A.Yabowork@cgiar.org or Jane Poole (j.poole@cgiar.org)

 

Wednesday, October 23

10:00 – 11:00: Launching ILRI open access week – listen to ILRI Director General’s remarkssee introductory presentation.

14:00 – 16:00: Be open help desk in Nairobi (Outside Vercoe Auditorium) and Addis (Zebu Club)

14:00 – 16:00: Data clinic for scientists in Nairobi (Outside Vercoe Auditorium)

14:00 – 16:00: Twitter clinic in Addis (Zebu Club)

Thursday, October 24

11:30 – 12:30: The power of open – inspiring stories and discussion

  • Mobile phone-based syndromic surveillance system for early detection and response to livestock diseases in northern Kenya, see presentation by George Wamwere-Njoroge here.
  • Index Based Livestock Insurance – Creating Impacts through open access Technology, see presentation by Rupsha Banerjee

14:00 – 16:00: Be open help desk in Nairobi (Outside Vercoe Auditorium) and Addis (Zebu Club)

14:00 – 16:00: Data clinic for scientists in Nairobi (Outside Vercoe Auditorium)

14:00 – 16:00: Twitter clinic in Addis (Zebu Club)

Friday, October 25

11:30 – 12:30 – The power of open – inspiring stories and discussion

  • Accessible and open data on chicken performance supports investment decisions in sub-Saharan Africa, see presentation by Tadelle Dessie
  • Making ILRI code open: Software as an International Public Good, see presentation by Alan Orth

14:00 – 16:00: Be open help desk in Nairobi (Outside Vercoe Auditorium) and Addis (Zebu Club)

14:00 – 16:00: Data clinic for scientists in Nairobi (Outside Vercoe Auditorium)

14:00 – 16:00: Twitter clinic in Addis (Zebu Club)