Open Access Week 2015: Join the conversation with INASP

This week is Open Access Week 2015 and the theme is ‘Open for Collaboration’. INASP, in collaboration with UNESCO, is hosting a competition for 10 successful applicants with grants to support Open Access-related events. Activities will showcase what universities and research institutions within developing and emerging countries are planning and doing.

Supported activities in 2015 include the training of rural health workers in Tanzania, events supporting the ‘Reach of Research’ in Nepal and the launch of an institutional repository, along with an open access conference in Cuba.

At INASP we will put focus on the week, and on our competition winners, by posting daily challenges and questions around Open Access. All our partners are encouraged to get involved on social media and the Open Access Week website. We hope to share ideas, information and stories from around the world.

If you do not already, follow INASP on Twitter @INASPinfo, tag us and use #OAweek when participating in the INASP challenges or doing other tweeting related to Open Access Week.

The INASP daily Twitter challenges for Open Access Week will be:

1. Monday 19 October:
Share your favourite Open-Access resource

2. Tuesday 20 October:
Share a picture showing how you are involving students in your Open Access Week activities

3. Wednesday 21 October:
Tell us why you think Institutional Repositories are important

4. Thursday 22 October:
Share a picture showing collaboration around Open Access

5. Friday 23 October:
Share your favourite moment from Open Access Week

We look forward to the responses and conversation.

Mai Skovgaard
Mai Skovgaard is a Senior Programme Specialist at INASP.

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