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Open Science in the Global South: Research Data Management and Openness

Research Data Management and Openness: Overview and Perspectives

Cotonou, Benin

Meeting the challenges of sustainable development requires fundamental commitments from all stakeholders for the planet and societies. Least developed countries, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, are particularly affected by the impact of these commitments due to their vulnerability. By aiming for the unrestricted dissemination of scientific outputs, the open science movement seeks to make the scientific process more transparent, inclusive, and democratic. In 2019, the first International Conference on Open Science in the Global South (Dakar) resulted in the production of the Declaration for Sharing and Opening Research Data for Sustainable Development. This declaration sets objectives for the proper management, valorization, and sharing of data, as well as principles of data governance.


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