East Africa Open Science Tour 2018

Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan and Kenya

Mozilla and H3ABioNet in collaboration with SageBionetworks are running a series of 2-days Open Science trainings in East Africa. These 2 days trainings aim to raise awareness, increase skills around open research and reproducibility in Science, tools and platforms, and ultimately help scientist and researchers overcome the fears and challenges.

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

Workshops schedule

    Day 1- Opening up the research life cycle, advantages and resources available

    Day 2 - Working Open resources



Session notes and resources will be shared here.


  1. Getting Help

    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.

  2. Finding Resources

    Here we'll list some persistent resources that you might use throughout the workshop.



Meet your mentors!

We're bringing together open science enthusiasts to share and learn working open best practice in research.

From H3ABioNet

Amel Ghouila (@amelghouila)

Bioinformatician, Institut Pasteur @Technovation Ambassador
Tunis, Tunisia
GitHub: @amelgh

Ziyaad Parker

Data manager, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Faisal Fadlelmolah

Professor, University of Khartoum
Khartoum, Sudan

Azza Ahmed (@z0ozae)

PhD student, University of Khartoum
Khartoum, Sudan

Caleb Kibet (@calkibet)

Bioinformatician, icipe @OpenScienceKE
Nairobi, Kenya

From Mozilla

Stephanie Wright (@shefw)

Senior Program Manager, Mozilla Open Leadership & Events
GitHub: @stephwright

From Sage Bionetworks

Brian Bot (@BrianMBot)

Principal Scientist, outreach and strategic development, Sage Bionetworks
GitHub: @brian-bot


Trushar Shah(IITA)

Scientist, The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

From The carpentries community, Ethiopia

Mesfin Diro (@)

GitHub: @

Workshops venues

These trainings will take place in four different locations:

November 12-13

UVRI: Entebbe, Uganda

November 15-16

AASTU: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

November 18-19

University of Khartoum: Khartoum, Sudan

November 22-23

ICIPE: Nairobi, Kenya