UAC : la communauté universitaire sensibilisée sur le “Open research” | Bénin
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The Idriss Déby Itno amphitheater of the University of Abomey-Calavi served as a framework on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 for a public conference on the notion of Open Research or Open Science in French. Organized by the Benin Bloggers Association in partnership with Social Watch Benin, it is an international initiative of the Open Government Partnership, which runs from the 7th to the 11th of this month.
The conference brought together various actors from the academic world including students, teachers and researchers as well as administrative staff and some civil society actors. The objective of the session was to introduce the academic community to the concept of open science which, according to the vice president of Social Watch Benin is a doctrine and a movement that aims to facilitate access to data and information of scientific research to the general public for a wide dissemination of knowledge.
The session had three presentations. During the first, Dr. Wenceslas Mahoussi, associate researcher at the National School of Administration and Judiciary (Enam), made an inventory of the open access to publications and research data at the University of Paris. Abomey. His intervention extended to the issues and interests of this problem. For the researcher in information and communication sciences, the culture of open access is not yet developed at UAC even though he noted some attempts to promote open access to data and research publications. However, he pointed out that the university has a lot to gain by being part of this dynamic. Among the benefits, he cited, among other things, the international exposure and a better visibility of Uac and its researchers, the development of university research and its impact on economic activity, the free flow of knowledge .
Following the first speaker, Franck Kouyami, computer engineer and expert in open data presented a paper on the methods and interests of promoting the culture of open research in Benin. Finally, Mr. Victor Ekwe Bebe III, Ireep Communications Officer gave a presentation on methods of collecting and disseminating Afrobarometer data.
This Tuesday's public conference is part of the Open Government Week, which runs from May 7 to 11, 2018. To this end, the Benin Bloggers Association and Social Watch Benin are organizing a government-wide forum. civil society on the state of play of Benin's accession process to the Open Government Partnership. The latter will be held Friday, May 11 in Cotonou."