Open Access Symposium
Participation in Research: Open Access crucial for scientists in the global south
On October 25, 2012 during the Open Access week, the symposium Participation in Research: Open Access crucial for scientists in the global south will take place in the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague.
Open Access has gained a lot of attention in the media recently. However, the importance of Open Access publishing for the global south remains largely neglected. This symposium raises awareness of the importance of this cause.
Speakers, the panel and participants are challenged to answer elementary questions, such as "How does science in the Northern and Western hemisphere benefit from an increase in research participation in the South?". In other words: does the investment in making scholarly publications available in Open Access bring a return to the Western economies or Western science?
Check the special website for programme, speakers, and information on registration: Participation in Research.
The official programme starts at 1 PM and end s at 4 PM and can be attended by 150 guests, so please register beforehand. All lectures are in English.