“Responding to the challenges of sustainable development implies fundamental commitments by all actors for the planet and for societies. Because of their vulnerability, the least developed countries, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, are particularly concerned by the impact of the commitments made. By aiming at the unhindered dissemination of scientific productions, the open science movement seeks to make the scientific process more transparent, inclusive and democratic.
In 2019, the first international symposium Open Science in the South (Dakar) led to the production of the Declaration for Sharing and Opening Research Data for Sustainable Development, which sets out goals for good data management, valorisation and sharing, as well as data governance principles.
Three years later, the 2022 edition of the “Open Science in the South” conference aims to provide an overview of approaches to the management and opening of research data in Africa, particularly in French-speaking Africa, and to share and promote good practices. It will be structured around cross-experiences, success stories and workshops on the following themes
Recommendations and requirements of governments, institutions and research donors for open science
Data management, sharing and dissemination systems: practices, benefits, obstacles
Ethical and legal issues, editorial and economic models…”