We’re working to make online research & educational materials free to read, share, and modify for all.

Research Papers

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.

Education

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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Blog and News

OpenCon 2017 Campinas was the second edition of our satellite event that took place on October 27. As well as our first meeting, we ran it before the main conference in combination with our National Science and Technology Week.  It was a one-day event focused mainly on Open Education. This year, we offered...
A new way to take action with the OpenCon community, from wherever you are We often say that OpenCon is more than just a conference — it’s also a global community made up of diverse people, all with a shared vision of a more equitable and open system for sharing...
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...

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 28, 2018 at 08:00 PM Kathmandu

May Pacific OpenCon Community Call

OpenCon Community Calls, discussing the issues of Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data at a time friendly to the Asia Pacific region

Call Agenda

TBC

Joining details

TBC

What to expect

Community calls are always friendly, and we love new faces. We’ve got some tips for first-timers, but in short, the more you participate, the more you'll get out of it!

RSVP
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

May 2018 OpenCon Community Call

OpenCon community calls give a chance for you to learn what's happening in open research and education around the world, share what you're doing and find collaborators and opportunities. 

This May, we invite you to join an experiment! We all have that one item on our to-do list for our open project that just won’t budge. We know it’s important, maybe the most important thing we could be doing, but it’s just been sitting there and something is stopping us doing it (ahem... Netflix, or maybe it’s just a bit scary). On our May community call, a special 2 hour call, we invite you to join us and others in ticking that task off the list.

The call will work differently to our normal community calls, but it’ll still be a fun, lively way to connect with the community. It’ll start will a quick chance for those on the call to share what their project is, and briefly what they want to tick off. Then, we’ll have time to get to work (with access to chat with others on the call). After a working stint, we’ll briefly come back to provide a chance to give updates and ask for feedback, then it’s back to work. At the end of the call, we’ll celebrate our joint efforts regardless of their success.

Call Agenda

You can find all the proposed agendas and minutes from the community calls in one place, right here. The best way to share this link is with: http://bit.ly/OpenConCommunityCalls

Joining details

To join the conference call from your computer, go to https://www.uberconference.com/SPARCconference

To join the conference by phone within the US, dial 855 277 1599.  To join the conference by phone outside of the US, see https://www.uberconference.com/international.  This page provides local dial-in numbers for 50 countries.  If available, you can dial into the local number for your country then enter our conference line information when prompted (phone number: 855 277 1599).  If a local dial-in number isn’t available for your country, we suggest you either login from your computer using the instructions above or dial the US number using Skype.
Beware, calls are minuted and possibly recorded! What happens in community calls, doesn't stay in community calls.

Monday, June 25, 2018 at 08:00 PM Kathmandu

June Pacific OpenCon Community Call

OpenCon Community Calls, discussing the issues of Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data at a time friendly to the Asia Pacific region

Call Agenda

TBC

Joining details

TBC

What to expect

Community calls are always friendly, and we love new faces. We’ve got some tips for first-timers, but in short, the more you participate, the more you'll get out of it!

RSVP

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