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India’s top science institution is trying hard to fix its “manel” problem
by Admin published Aug 19, 2019 — filed under: ,
B Chagun Basha is a science, technology and innovation policy fellow at Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science’s (IISc) Centre for Policy Research established by the department of science & technology (DST-CPR).
Located in Openness / News & Media
Blog Entry Should India adopt Plan S to realise Open Access to Public-funded Scientific Research?
by Anubha Sinha published May 29, 2019 last modified Jun 05, 2019 01:19 PM — filed under: ,
Timely and affordable access to scientific research remains a problem in this digital day and age. Around three decades ago, the radical response that emerged was making public-funded scientific research “open access”, i.e. publishing it on the Web without any legal, technical or financial barriers to access and use such research. Several Indian public research institutions also adopted open access mandates and built self-archiving digital tools, however, the efforts haven’t yielded much. Most countries including India, continue to struggle with implementing open access. The latest international initiative (created in Europe) to remedy this problem is Plan S. Plan S is has been positioned as a strategy to implement immediate open access to scientific publications from 2021 – which India is considering adopting. This article unpacks the disorderly growth of open access in India, and discusses the gap between the Plan's vision and current Indian scenario in some respects.
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Blog Entry The city of Bhubaneswar is going Open
by Sailesh Patnaik published Mar 07, 2019 — filed under: ,
Bhubaneswar supporting the concept of Openness movement has joined as one of the ambassadors of the movement in the world by giving citizens the right to access the content online produced by the government and make use of the work.
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Blog Entry CIS Signs MoU with Odia Virtual Academy
by Sailesh Patnaik published Dec 19, 2018 last modified Dec 20, 2018 12:24 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
On October 26, 2018, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Odia Virtual Academy (OVA) to work on drafting an open content policy for the state, to promote use of Wikimedia projects by various user types and to ensure sustainability of Wikimedia projects, and to facilitate development of relevant free and open source software projects. This partnership between OVA and CIS will be carried out from December 2018 to November 2019, and we are sharing an overview of the activities and their objectives in this post.
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Lecture on Open Access and Open Content Licensing at ICAR (short course)
by Admin published Nov 22, 2018 last modified Dec 05, 2018 04:19 PM — filed under: , ,
The ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) a constituent establishment of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) organised a short course on 'ICTs for Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness in Agricultural Research, Education and Extension of NARES' during November 13-22, 2018 in Bangalore. Anubha Sinha delivered a lecture to the participants.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Panel Discussion on Equitable Access to Knowledge
by Admin published Oct 26, 2018 last modified Feb 22, 2019 03:32 PM — filed under: ,
Pranesh Prakash was a panelist and moderator in a panel discussion on Equitable Access to Knowledge on October 23, 2018 at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. The event was hosted by DST Centre for Policy Research (IISc), Bangalore.
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Sting job by Hyderabad scientist exposes fake journals
by Admin published Oct 17, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Scientists have at last found a cure for Schlodomoniasis -- a deadly brain infection caused by the "inter-galactic parasite Klaousmodium cruzi" -- they claim to have identified for the first time.
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Delhi Declaration on Open Access
by Admin published Feb 26, 2018 — filed under: ,
Open Access India recently released a statement to promote openness in science and research communities. CIS contributed to the text and introduced it to the participants of OpenCon 2018, Delhi.
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Helping Institutions Embrace Open Access
by Admin published Nov 23, 2017 last modified Nov 27, 2017 03:11 PM — filed under: , ,
World over, a large number of universities and institutions are making way for open access repositories. Why have Indian researchers shied away from it?
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Indo - French Perspectives on Digital Studies
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 29, 2017 — filed under: ,
Anubha Sinha was a speaker at the Indo-French workshop on Open Access at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi on March 15, 2017. The event was organized by the Digital Studies Group.
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