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We believe in Open Access—the free, immediate, online availability of research articles—to ensure that anyone with an Internet connection can read, use, and build upon research findings.

Research Data

We advocate for Open Research Data so that anyone can freely download, copy, analyze and re-process data. We believe Open Data encourages transparency and collaboration among researchers, accelerates discovery, and allows the public to engage with publicly funded data.


We believe in Open Education to maximize the power of the Internet to make educational materials more affordable, more accessible and more effective for learners. We advocate for Open Education so that teachers can share, adapt, and build off existing materials.

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The Electrochemical Society (ECS) is the first scientific society to host an OpenCon satellite event.  ECS OpenCon will take place on Sunday, October 1 at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center in National Harbor, MD, in conjunction with the 232nd ECS Meeting. The gathering will bring together some of the...
Post en Español The annual OpenCon global conference convenes the most promising students and early-career academic professionals advancing open access, open data, open educational resources, and many other aspects of open scholarship. However, OpenCon is more than a conference; it is also a growing international community of people who support...
The Association for the Promotion of Open Science in Haiti and Africa (APSOHA) is a non-profit organization working for the visibility and circulation of knowledge that is produced by local universities and is relevant for local populations. Our strategy is to empower researchers through cognitive justice and and the commons....

Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 01:00 PM UTC
Necla Hotel in Bamenda, North West

OpenCon 2017 Bamenda

OpenCon will be in Bamenda for the second time! Following the tradition of OpenCon, this year's event will be empowering more people—especially youth—to advance Open Access, Open Data, Open Education, Open Source and more!

The content of OpenCon 2017 Bamenda contains 3 rich workshops (including Github, Open Movements and Wikipedia) the event will also serve as a platform for people working to advance this sector to network, learn and do more! Don't miss out!

Monday, October 23, 2017 at 11:10 AM UTC

OpenCon 2017 Nashville

The theme for Open Access Week 2017 is “Open in order to: __________.” In keeping with this theme, the Vanderbilt University Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries, in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL), the Office of the Associate Provost for Digital Learning, and the Center for Digital Humanities is inviting speakers and holding events that are demonstrative of the core principal of the University’s current strategic plan, which states that “Vanderbilt University aspires to shape the future of higher education and to foster the creation of knowledge that together improve the human condition.” Events will focus on bridging the information inequity gap through the creation and dissemination of Open Educational Resources and open textbooks, encouraging early career researchers to publish openly, and guidance on contributing to and using the largest collection of rights-free material, Wikipedia. 

Vanderbilt University is open in order to: Bridge the information inequity gap to improve the human condition. 

Monday, October 23, 2017 at 12:00 PM UTC

OpenCon 2017 Lithuania

Towards Open Research Data and Open Science in Lithuania

Date: October 23, 2017 at 10 am - 2 pm

LocationSantaka Valley, Kaunas University of Technology - K Baršausko Str 59 Kaunas Lithuania

OpenCon 2017 Lithuania: Towards Open Research Data and Open Science in Lithuania will consist of talks followed by a panel discussion of the presenters. The aim of the event is to revise the national developments in terms of policy and practice seeking a synergy effect of OS-oriented initiatives carried out by different stakeholders. The topics covered would be the national OA policy/ strategy, involvement in the European Open Science Cloud, national landscape of repositories, RDM training in academic settings. 

For more details, please contact the event organizer, Gintare Tautkeviciene at gintare.tautkeviciene@ktu.lt.


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