“Science ouverte au Sud Cotonou 2022” Gestion et ouverture des données de la recherche : Panorama et perspectives en Afrique – Sciencesconf.org

“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…”

Call for Proposals: 2022 Community Week, July 11-15 | www.hathit… | HathiTrust Digital Library

“HathiTrust Community Week is back! Members asked and we listened, so we’ve reserved the week of July 11-15 for members to go deep on all things HathiTrust — from what their library is doing with the services and collection to what users are finding that enables their teaching, learning, and scholarship. HathiTrust Community Week is dedicated to giving space for members of our wider community to share projects, research, and workshops (and anything else related to HathiTrust) with other members of the community. 

This year, we invite participants to step outside the webinar box and consider other ways to bring people into the HathiTrust world — whether it’s building a joint collection in Collection Builder in real time, teaching a research 101 course using HathiTrust, or inviting in students and faculty to help illustrate the role of HathiTrust in teaching and learning. …”

CFP: Library Publishing Special Interest Group – IFLA WLIC 2022 | due May 2nd | International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

“The IFLA Library Publishing Special Interest Group is seeking proposals for 5-minute lightning talks to be presented at its Open Session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2022 in Dublin, Ireland. The session will be followed by 30-minutes of Q&A and discussion. This session will explore the contribution of library publishing to the advancement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The value of library publishing on these and like topics is that the work reaches and supports readers and policymakers where they live, with information relevant to their immediate needs and strategic challenges. Inspiration and engagement result from such publications, and they enable coherent and focused discussion, policymaking, and action in specific circumstances. Presentations will inform WLIC participants about a variety of initiatives through library produced publications that are often locally rooted and relevant, almost always openly accessible, and produced as trusted and high-quality content which address a range of global issues pertaining to the UN SDGs. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to

Promotes gender equality
Advocates for climate action
Supports quality education
Promotes good health and well-being
Creates partnerships for the SDGs
Advocates for peace, justice and strong institutions…”

Call for abstracts for ILTER’s 2022 Open Science Meeting | UK Environmental Change Network

“The International Long-Term Ecological Research Network, ILTER, is planning its third Open Science Meeting, that will take place later this year. The event will take place from September 12-16 in Kunming, China, and will be hosted by the Chinese Environmental Research Network, CERN. The meeting will be offered in a hybrid mode (both in-person and remote participation possible).

There is a call for abstracts for oral or poster presentations, or for a workshop. For details of the event and the call for abstracts, please visit the ILTER website….”

Call for proposals: IFLA WLIC 2022 Science & Technology Section Program “Open Practices: Science Engagement” – IFLA

“Call for proposals: IFLA WLIC 2022 Science & Technology Section Program “Open Practices: Science Engagement” 26-29 July 2022

This call is an invitation to participate in a one-hour session at the WLIC 2022 in Dublin, Ireland, with 3 speakers who will address Open Practices: Science Engagement.  Consideration for diversity will be honored that cover practices such as different subject areas in the sciences, regions of the world, scientific publishing, funding mandates, and how to break down and remove any of the systemic or structural barriers that prevent more open practices in the sciences. WLIC will be an in-person international congress…

Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):

Diversity and inequity within Open Science…

Technologies, infrastructures & innovations that drive Open Science…”

IFLA | WLIC 2022


CfP: Open-Access-Tage 2022: “Collaboration” (Bern, September 19-21, 2022)

Open Access Days 2022 will be held by the University Library of Bern from 19 to 21 September. They are dedicated to the topic of collaboration.

The transformation of the publication system towards more openness and transparency is a task that can only be accomplished together. Therefore, the collaboration of libraries with researchers, other institutions and networks, funders and service providers is immensely important. As these collaborations are central to the development of goals, strategies and programmes for the promotion of OA, as well as to the day-to-day work on and for OA, this year’s Open Access Days 2022 in Bern will be held under the motto “Collaboration”.
Call for Proposals

Proposals for talks, workshops, posters, amounts for the Tool Marketplace and notifications for moderation can be submitted until these dates:

    Lectures and workshops until 11.4.2022
    Posters, tool marketplace and moderation until 4.7.2022



Die Open-Access-Tage 2022 werden von der Universitätsbibliothek Bern vom 19. bis 21. September durchgeführt. Sie widmen sich dem Thema Kollaboration.

Der Wandel des Publikationssystems zu mehr Offenheit und Transparenz ist eine Aufgabe, die nur gemeinsam bewerkstelligt werden kann. Daher ist die Zusammenarbeit von Bibliotheken mit Forschenden, anderen Institutionen und Netzwerken, Förderern und Dienstleistern immens wichtig. Da diese Zusammenarbeiten für die Entwicklung von Zielen, Strategien und Programmen zur Förderung von Open Access sowie für die alltägliche Arbeit an und für Open Access zentral sind, finden die diesjährigen Open-Access-Tage 2022 in Bern unter dem Motto «Kollaboration» statt.

Call for Proposals

Vorschläge für Vorträge, Workshops, Posters, Beträge für den Tool-Marktplatz und Meldungen für Moderationen können bis zu diesen Daten eingereicht werden:

Vorträge und Workshops bis 11.4.2022
Poster, Tool-Marktplatz und Moderation bis 4.7.2022

Call for Papers GW Journal of Ethics in Publishing

“The George Washington University Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program  solicits papers for the GW Journal of Ethics in Publishing, a new, open access journal. The GW Journal of Ethics in Publishing (GWJEP) welcomes articles, case studies, and conference presentations from scholars, students, and publishing, library, and scholarly communication professionals on topics including, but not limited to, diversity and inclusion, accessibility, peer review, open access, sustainability, publishing metrics, equity, and other aspects and issues of ethics in publishing. This online journal is managed by students in the GW Publishing program and overseen by Editor-in-Chief Randy Townsend and an editorial board of publishing professionals….”

Call for Proposals – Open Education Global Conference 2022 | closes: 28 February

“We invite proposals for contributions to the OEGlobal 2022 in-person Congress in Nantes, France. The in-person Congress builds upon the Online Conference that took place between 27 September-1 October 2021. OEGlobal 2022 will comprise of plenaries, thematic sessions, and learning labs. Rooms will also be available for group meetings and promotional events.  We welcome submissions and presentations in any of the six official languages of the United Nations – Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish….

Thematic sessions provide opportunities for focused debates on different topics which are perceived pertinent by the global open education community.  Eight thematic sessions have been identified in order  to address some of the more urgent issues in Open Education today: 1. Libraries and Librarians, 2. Frontier Technologies, 3. Open Education Research, 4. Publishers and EdTech Providers – Open Education Friend or Foe?, 5. Open Education: The Role of Students, 6. Combining different Opens: Access, Science, Data, Resources, 7. Pathways to Opening Up Education, and 8. Open Education for Primary/ Secondary/K-12 Sectors….”

Call for Contributions: Indigenous Knowledges and Open Education Book Project | Contributor Marketplace @ Rebus Community

The open education movement has provided a substantial improvement to the learning and research needs of students, faculty, and community members. This has been done through various barrier free methods of publishing, and mitigates any financial strains that can occur. However, within the open access movement there needs to be careful consideration for Indigenous Knowledges, which are deeply rooted in community defined ethics and protocols, that do not fit into ordinary academic contexts. Many conversations around open education (OE) focus on a Eurocentric framework of copyright and intellectual property rights that are sometimes in tension with Indigenous knowledge systems, and the goal of this volume is to centre Indigenous ways of knowing, culture, experiences, and worldviews within the work of open education pedagogy and advocacy work. The publication target date is summer 2023.

The following provides detailed steps for submitting a chapter proposal to this open access edited volume. We encourage chapters (of 4000 to 6000 words, excluding references) that are authored with diverse representation and scholarship (including student authors where possible), that reflect one of the following types of contributions:

Essay (theoretical or conceptual paper grounded in the literature)
Research paper (based on systematic exploration of a research question)
Case Study (critical, evidence-based, and theoretically grounded reflections on the intersections of Indigenous knowledges and open education)


We ask that the chapter proposals be submitted by email to Donna Langille at donna.langille@ubc.ca, including the following elements by March 15, 2022 :

Working Title:
Abstract: Max 200 words
Type of Contribution: (research, theoretical/exploratory essay, case study)
Keywords: 3–6 keywords
Contributor information:

Required information for each contributor, in the correct authorship order and as you would like to see in print:

Full name
Institution name (in full, no abbreviations)
Primary e-mail address
Contributor bio (Max 100 words)

For more information, please visit Indigenous Knowledges and Open Education CFP.docx – Google Docs 13.

FSCI 2022 Call for Course Proposals

“Please use this form to submit proposals to conduct a course at FSCI 2022, which will be held virtually July 25-29, 2022.

Please see last year’s abstracts <https://force11.org/fsci/post/course-list-with-abstracts-2/> to get a sense of our topics and how courses are typically structured. The FSCI Program Committee will deliberate on curriculum choices and work through March 2022 to finalize the selection of courses; registration will open in April.”

Findable Accessible Interoperable Reusable Open Science Research Coordination Networks (FAIROS RCN) (nsf22553) | NSF – National Science Foundation

“The FAIROS RCN program seeks to create three-year Research Coordination Networks (RCNs) which will foster catalytic improvements in scientific communities focusing on the FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse, see Program Description for more information) guiding principles and Open Science best practices (inclusively summarized by the combined phrase FAIROS for purposes of this program). This program will support a broad range of activities by these new RCNs to advance the means by which investigators can share information and ideas, coordinate ongoing or planned research activities, foster synthesis and new collaborations, develop community standards, and in other ways advance science and education through communication and sharing of research products through FAIROS strategies.

FAIROS RCN proposals must select one of two tracks to focus on, either: 1) Disciplinary Improvements to targeted scientific communities, or 2) Cross-Cutting Improvements that apply to many or most scientific disciplines. In the case of proposals focused on Disciplinary Improvements, it is strongly recommended that prospective PIs contact a program officer from the list of Cognizant Program Officers in the directorate closest to the major disciplinary impact of the proposed work to ascertain that the scientific focus and budget of the proposed work are appropriate for this solicitation. In the case of proposals focused on Cross-Cutting Improvements, it is strongly recommended that prospective PIs contact a program officer from the list of Cognizant Program Officers from the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure. For more on the NSF Public Access Initiative and Office of Integrative Activities, see the Program Description section below.

This program is undertaken in support of the NSF Public Access Initiative as described in the 2015 NSF Public Access Plan entitled “Today’s Data, Tomorrow’s Discoveries”, an agency-wide response to the need for publicly funded research products to be made publicly accessible. This national priority was first broadly articulated by the Office of Science and Technology Policy in 2013, and is of ongoing importance to NSF as a whole. In addition, this program advances the priorities of NSF’s Office of Integrative Activities, which supports work across disciplinary boundaries that: advances research excellence and innovation; develops human and infrastructure capacity critical to the U.S. science and engineering enterprise; and promotes engagement of scientists and engineers at all career stages.”

Call for Papers: Symposium on the Right to Research in International Copyright Law – Kluwer Copyright Blog

“The American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP), American University International Law Review (AUILR), and the University of Amsterdam Institute for Information Law (IViR) are inviting papers for a Symposium on the Right to Research in International Copyright Law on April 21-22, 2022.”

CRIS2022 Conference: Call for Proposals | Linking research information across data spaces | euroCRIS

“CRIS2022 Conference: Call for Proposals

The 15th CRIS Conference on Current Research Information Systems will be held next Spring (May 12-14, 2022) as an on-site event in Dubrovnik, Croatia. In order to collect proposals for presentations, papers and other contributions to this conference, euroCRIS is putting out the following call for proposals….

The CRIS 2022 conference will address recent trends in the significance, position and use of Current Research Information Systems (CRIS) and more specifically the opportunities they offer for research information exchange and aggregation across institutions, regions, countries and/or stakeholders (eg between institutions and research funders). For this purpose, the conference will gather researchers, managers of research-performing or funding organisations, evaluators, librarians, research administrators, ICT experts and policy makers.

The general theme of the conference is “Linking research information across data spaces”, emphasising the need for using the ever more widespread CRIS implementation to ensure smooth and effective mechanisms for research information exchange and aggregation. From Open Science implementation to business intelligence through research assessment, such interoperability mechanisms offer opportunities to improve the research information management processes in many different domains…”


Community Wishlist Survey 2022 | Wikimedia | proposals due January 23

“What is the Community Wishlist Survey? The Community Wishlist Survey is an annual survey that allows contributors to the Wikimedia projects to propose and vote for tools and platform improvements.


All phases of the survey begin and end at 18:00 UTC.

Phase 1 January 10 – January 23, 2022 Submit, discuss and revise proposals 

Phase 2 January 17 – January 28, 2022 Community Tech reviews and organizes proposals

Phase 3 January 28 – February 11, 2022 Vote on proposals

Phase 4 February 14, 2022 Results posted…”