International Conference on Open Science in the South

Co-organized by IRD, CIRAD and the National Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters of Benin (ANSALB), this event will allow scientists, information professionals and representatives of research institutions and research policy organisations to exchange on the challenges of open science and share their experiences.


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.

A call for papers, workshops and posters is open from March 01 to May 31, 2022.

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Registration will open on June 01, 2022. It will be free but mandatory. A limited number of invitations (travel and accommodation expenses will be covered) will be offered to selected speakers in the framework of the call for papers, workshops and posters.

Stay tuned!