Open Access and Scholarly Communication

Last changed: 10 March 2014

Workshop no 1: The 26th – 27th June 2014

The application site is closed.

Workshop no 2– Two Days during the International Open Access Week in the Week of 28th - 29th October 2014-Open Access Week The application site is closed.

Workshop Rationale

To raise awareness on issues of open access (OA) among researchers, information professionals and policy makers at Makerere University, other universities with food security programmes and governmental/national research institutions engaged in agricultural/food security research. Furthermore, participants will share local and international experiences from the different perspectives (researchers, information professionals, publishers and policy makers).

Workshop Outcomes

At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

       i.          Explain key issues surrounding the open access movement and what it means for researchers, information professionals and research institutions;

     ii.          Outline steps of developing and implementing an open access policy

Eligible Participants/Target Audience

  1. Senior researchers and Information professionals at Makerere University and other universities in Uganda with at least a PhD whose research work is in agriculture, food security and related areas
  2. Academic heads and policy-makers who influence research management policies at universities in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda (participating institutions)
  3. Other researchers and policy makers from national agricultural/food security research institutions in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.