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17 Mar 2018
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
‘Is your institution willing and committed to offer training on open access, open research data and open science as a part of standard training for PhD students?’ This is the question we asked our network a year ago. We also offered support in developing such training courses for those who were (...)
Thailand workshop participants in a group.
21 Feb 2018
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
Open scholarship is growing in importance as a way of ensuring that there is global participation in research, improved quality and efficiency of education and science, and faster economic and social progress. Over the next two years, the EIFL Open Access Programme will support open scholarship by (...)
16 Feb 2017
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
Fifteen years ago, the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) launched a worldwide campaign for open access to all new peer ­reviewed research. There has been a tremendous progress, but we still have work to do to achieve the BOAI vision of a world in which published research in all academic fields (...)
10 Aug 2016
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma reflects on the state of open access in Kenya, and points to new research that finds more work is needed to encourage use of OA institutional repositories. Nairobi Innovation Week 2016 (1-5 August) provided an excellent opportunity to reflect on open (...)
20 Jun 2016
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, Iryna Kuchma, shares a checklist for fine-tuning open access repositories that are built with DSpace software. The checklist is drawn from a series of seven webinars organized by EIFL, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS, United Kingdom) and Stellenbosch (...)
31 Mar 2016
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma recently returned from Myanmar where EIFL, in association with the University of Mandalay and the University of Yangon, organized a series of seminars and meetings to finalize institutional open access policies and launch open access repositories. (...)
17 Mar 2016
Posted by Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager
In 2014, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) issued open access policies to make their research openly available. These policies are producing results, and open access and open data are steadily growing in China. Open access to publications In (...)