Contextualizing Openness

Contextualizing Openness

Situating Open Science

Edited by: Leslie Chan, Angela Okune, Becky Hillyer, Denisse Albornoz, Alejandro Posada

280 Pages · 9x6 · May 21 2019

Paper ISBN: 9780776626666

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This book is published in English.

An important part of identifying the structural, technical, policy and cultural contexts for Open Science in the Global South is recognizing the plurality and diversity in the framing and meanings of “openness.” 

This volume brings together contributions from the twelve projects that form the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDN), and is organized along four themes: Defining Open Science in Development, Governing Open Science, Negotiating Open Science, and Expanding Open Science for Social Transformation. 

The collective goal of this volume is to identify examples and reflections that illustrate how opportunities and challenges posed by openness vary across regions, and to identify key differences between actors, institutions, infrastructure and governance of knowledge-based resources in diverse settings. The volume will contribute to and expand upon the literature on “openness,” which has largely been written from the standpoint of the Global North. 

Challenging the asymmetry of global knowledge production and access is central to understanding the growing movement towards Open Science and what it may mean for development thinking and practices. The intent is to further stimulate research and debates on how best to collectively design a knowledge system that is open and equitable for all.

Leslie Chan is Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media and the Centre for Critical Development Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough, where he serves as Associate Director and Director of Bioline International, Chair of the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development. He is currently the Principal Investigator of the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network.

Edited by: Leslie Chan, Angela Okune, Rebecca Hillyer, Denisse Albornoz and Alejandro Posada

Contributions by: Agrivine, Sarita Albagli, Mahmoud Al Hindi, Judicaël Alladatin, Valeria Arza, Victor Awino, Bilimbek Azhibekov, Rima Baalbaki, Viviana Benavides, Maurice Bolo, Leonor Costa Maia, Sidnei de Souza, Marie Sophie Dibounje Madiba, Hugo Ferpozzi, Felipe Fonseca, Laura Foster, Mariano Fressoli, Serine Haydar, Hermes Huang, Aliya Ibraimova, Altyn Kapalova, Sammy Kayed, Wassim Kays, Denisa Kera, Pablo Kreimer, Dora Ann Lange Canho, Juan Layna, Josique Lorenzo, Maria Lucia Maciel, Maurice McNaughton, Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou, Cameron Neylon, Dorine Odongo, Aikena Orolbaeva, Vanderlei Perez Canhos, Henrique Parra, Anderson Pierre, Florence Piron, Lila Rao-Graham, Apiwat Ratanawaraha, Hamissou Rhissa Achaffert, John Mario Rodríguez, Leandro Rodríguez Medina, Aline Rosset, Najat A. Saliba, Tobias Schonwetter, Tommy Surya, Salma N. Talhouk, Halla Thorsteinsdóttir, Cath Traynor, Emiliano Martín Valdez, Hebe Vessuri.

A copublication with the International Development Research Centre.