Situating Open Science
Imprint: University of Ottawa Press
Contextualizing Openness offers a fascinating look at Open Science and the democratization of knowledge in international development and social transformation with a focus on the Global South. This volume presents contributions from the twelve projects that form the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet) organized around four central themes: Defining Open Science in Development; Governing Open Science; Negotiating Open Science; and Expanding Open Science for Social Transformation.
The collective goal is to illustrate how the opportunities and challenges associated with openness vary across regions and, further, to identify the key differences that characterize the actors, institutions, as well as the infrastructure and governance of knowledge-based resources in highly diverse settings. To understand the movement toward Open Science and its impact on the thinking and practices that drive development, we must challenge the asymmetry of global knowledge production and of access to this knowledge.
Contextualizing Openness aims at stimulating further research and debate on how to collectively design a knowledge system that is open and equitable for all.
Published in English.