Dakar Declaration on Open Science in Africa

Publié le 17 mars 2016, par Thérèse Hameau

The Dakar Declaration on Open Science in Africa was prepared for and signed by the participants to the Sci-GaIA Workshop on “Promoting Open Science in Africa”, to the 2nd TANDEM Workshop and to the WACREN Conference 2016, all held in Dakar in March 2016. After those events, the Sci-GaIA Consortium has decided to put the declaration on the website of the project to allow everybody sharing it to sign it online. The declaration is released under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 International License and it can be cited as [doi:11623/sci-gaia:1457961379.87].

"Opening Science in Africa to better open Africa to Science”

Taking note of some of the already existing declarations on Open Access[1], Open Education[2] and Open Science[3],[4], the signatories agree that

“Open science is a means and not an end in itself and it is much more than just open access to publications or data ; it includes many aspects and stages of research processes thus enabling full reproducibility and re-usability of scientific results.”

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La déclaration