East Africa Open Science Tour 2018
Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan and Kenya
November 12-13 UVRI: Entebbe, Uganda
November 15-16 AASTU: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
November 18-19 UofK: Khartoum, Sudan
November 22-23 ICIPE: Nairobi, Kenya
Apply here to attend one of these trainings. Application deadline: November 2, 2018 (Closed)
Open Science Intro
The life cycle of Open Science encompasses all steps of scientific research: from hypothesis generation, to literature review, to data collection, to data analyses and finally to publication of results.
These 2-days trainings are open to PhD students, scientists and researchers interested in learning more about Open Science. Up to 25 participants will be selected for each workshop. Follow the link HERE to apply and attend one of these trainings. Please select the one in your country/city. Note that no travel support will be available
Day 1- Opening up the research life cycle, advantages and resources available
- 9:00-9:30 Introductions & get to know each other
- 9:30-10:30 Opening up the research life cycle
- 10:30-11:00 Coffee break
- 11:00-11:30 OPEN LICENSING
- 11:30-12:30 OPEN Data
- 12:30-13:30 Lunch BREAK
- 13:30-14:30 Working open success stories in Biomedical research
- 14:30-15:15 Resources available in the open
- 15:15-15:45 Coffee break
- 15:45-17:00 Discussion working open in the Biomed field: advantages and challenges
Research process: open vs closed systems
Open Science pillars (Open access, Open source, Open data, Open collaborations)
Open repositories Open data and ethical aspects Open vs controlled Emerging opportunities for accessing sensitive data without downloadability
Sage Bionetworks success stories Breeding repositories and crop information systems (in Nairobi) OpenScienceKE (in Nairobi)
Day 2 - Working Open resources
- 9:00-9:30 Introductions & refresher
- 09:30-12:30 Introduction to GitHub
- Introduction: account setup and terminologies
- Introduction to markdown syntax
- GitHub for Collaboration: forking, issues, labels, pull-requests, merging
- Hands-on GitHub: Collaborative project
- Advanced GitHub: Gh-pages, Gitbook, Continuous Integration (e.g. https://travis-ci.org/)
- Optional: Intro to Git
- 12:30-13:30 Lunch BREAK
- 13:30-15:30 Process of making data FAIR and OPEN
- 15:30-15:45 Coffee break
- 15:45-16:45 Best practices in developing Data management plans
- 16:45-17:15 Wrap up and GOING FORWARD WITH OPEN
Session notes and resources will be shared here.
Here we'll hopefully answer questions you might have.
What is our event hashtag?
Where can I find the Code of Conduct for this event?
You can find it here. We'd love for feedback on how it could be improved.
Who can I approach if I have any problems or issues to report that violate our Code of Conduct?
In coordination with our Code of Conduct, we have two appointed members of our "safety team" responsible for maintaining the ethos of that code throughout the event, and providing help or resources to anyone who might require it. Reach out to the following people if you have questions, issues, or concerns that you wish to express.
- Amel Ghouila - @AmelGhouila, firstname.lastname@example.org
Here we'll list some persistent resources that you might use throughout the workshop.
Working Open Resource Repository
Working Open Workshop Etherpad
Meet your mentors!
We're bringing together open science enthusiasts to share and learn working open best practice in research.
Amel Ghouila (@amelghouila)
Bioinformatician, Institut Pasteur @Technovation Ambassador
Data manager, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Professor, University of Khartoum
Azza Ahmed (@z0ozae)
PhD student, University of Khartoum
Caleb Kibet (@calkibet)
Bioinformatician, icipe @OpenScienceKE
Stephanie Wright (@shefw)
Senior Program Manager, Mozilla Open Leadership & Events
From Sage Bionetworks
Brian Bot (@BrianMBot)
Principal Scientist, outreach and strategic development, Sage Bionetworks
Scientist, The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
From The carpentries community, Ethiopia
Mesfin Diro (@)
Workshops venuesThese trainings will take place in four different locations:
November 12-13UVRI: Entebbe, Uganda
November 15-16AASTU: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
November 18-19University of Khartoum: Khartoum, Sudan
November 22-23ICIPE: Nairobi, Kenya