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Research Data

We advocate for Open Research Data so that anyone can freely download, copy, analyze and re-process data. We believe Open Data encourages transparency and collaboration among researchers, accelerates discovery, and allows the public to engage with publicly funded data.


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Blog and News

Ahead of OpenCon 2018, we are today releasing an update to the OpenCon Code of Conduct. This update is informed by our experience putting the code to use during and after the 2017 meeting and the lessons learned as a result.
At its core, OpenCon is a community, and healthy communities are only possible when the individuals within them feel safe. Because of this, we have been working continually to strengthen the OpenCon code of conduct—both the code itself and the guidelines around its enforcement. We feel it is essential that...
Students can have a tangible impact on an open access policy at their universities, and that impact that doesn’t have to end when we graduate. As open access advocates, we are fighting a long fight—one that might take longer than our degrees. It can take years to pass an OA...

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

November 2018 Librarian Community Call

This call brings together all librarians working with, or learning about, all things Open--and gives folks an opportunity to connect with each other to better their work and librarianship. 

Many libraries are in the process of identifying and formally defining their values. Join us for a discussion of how a group of librarians did just this. Lillian Rigling, Emily Carlisle, and Courtney Waugh will discuss the process they used at the University of Western Ontario to develop a values-based open access statement. Read their publication in In the Library with the Lead Pipe for additional background (http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2018/oa-statement/) We look forward to hearing your thoughts and questions

Call Agenda

You can find all the proposed agendas and minutes from the Librarian community calls in one place, right here.

Joining details

To join the conference call from your computer, go to https://www.uberconference.com/SPARCconference

To join the conference by phone within the US, dial 855 277 1599.  To join the conference by phone outside of the US, see https://www.uberconference.com/international.  This page provides local dial-in numbers for 50 countries.  If available, you can dial into the local number for your country then enter our conference line information when prompted (phone number: 855 277 1599).  If a local dial-in number isn’t available for your country, we suggest you either login from your computer using the instructions above or dial the US number using Skype.

What to expect

Community calls are always friendly, and we love new faces. The more you participate, the more you'll get out of it! No doubt there will be a lot of this too. 

Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 09:00 AM Quito · 66 rsvps

OpenCon 2018 Ecuador

La 1ra Edición de OpenCon Ecuador 2018 se celebrará el 24 de noviembre de 2018 en el Hemiciclo Politécnico de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (EPN) en Quito.

La conferencia anual OpenCon Global convoca a los estudiantes más prometedores y profesionales académicos en primeros años de carrera que impulsan el acceso abierto, datos abiertos, recursos educativos abiertos, y muchos otros aspectos de la cultura científica y de educación abierta.

OpenCon Ecuador es un evento satélite organizado por la Red Ecuatoriana de Datos Abiertos y Metadatos (REDAM), que busca reunir a estudiantes, profesionales, académicos, investigadores y a todos aquellos que enfrentan los desafíos y estén interesados en proponer soluciones del acceso abierto, los datos abiertos y los recursos educativos libres.

El evento tiene como objetivo forjar nuevas conexiones entre organizaciones e individuos para coordinar los esfuerzos nacionales y mundiales de promoción de estos temas. Además, esperamos que nuestro evento conduzca a colaboraciones inter sectoriales que beneficiarán a los sectores de ciencia y tecnología en Ecuador y aumentarán la visibilidad de la investigación ecuatoriana.

OpenCon Ecuador tendrá charlas, paneles y talleres sobre Acceso Abierto, Educación Abierta y Datos Abiertos.



Si tu institución quiere participar o tienes alguna propuesta de panel escríbenos a info@datosabiertosecuador.org






Fecha: Sábado, 24 de noviembre de 2018

Hora: 9h00 - 14h00

Lugar: Hemiciclo Politécnico de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (EPN) - Quito


8h45 - 9h00

Registro de participantes

9h00 - 9h15

Apertura y Bienvenida

Carolina Zambrano - SENESCYT

Julio López - Presidente de la REDAM / OpenCon Global 2016 Alumnus

9h15 - 9h45

Charla Magistral “Los avances del acceso abierto, los datos abiertos y los recursos educativos abiertos en Ecuador”

Nelson Piedra, PhD - Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja | UTPL · Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación

9h45 - 10h30

Ponencia sobre Licenciamiento y Acceso Abierto

Ivan Lasso (CC Ecuador) - Andrés Delgado (CC Ecuador/REDAM)

10h30 - 11h00

Ponencias sobre Datos Abiertos en Ecuador

Andrea Llerena  (Económica/REDAM)

Margarita Yépez (Datalat)

Robert Enríquez (Universidad Central del Ecuador, Data Center)



11h00 - 11h30


Charla relámpago

Búsqueda de Revistas Científicas de Acceso Abierto de Alto Impacto

11h30 - 12h00

Ponenciasl sobre Repositorios Académicos en Ecuador

Freddy Sumba (Red CEDIA)

Taller práctico de Apertura de Datos

Julio López  (Datalat/REDAM)

Andrés Delgado (CC Ecuador/REDAM)

12h00 - 12h30

Ponencias sobre Educación Abierta

Vahid Masrour (Wikimedistas del Ecuador)

12h30 - 14h00

Círculos de aprendizaje

  • Datos Abiertos
  • Acceso Abierto (Divulgación)
  • Educación Abierta (OER)
  • Generación de política pública - CIENCIA ABIERTA  


Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
UNITECH in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

OpenCon 2018 Haiti

It will be a space for conferences on Open Science, Open Access to scientific knowledge in the South as Haiti, the digital transformation, the negative perception of local knowledge, epistemological alienation and cognitive justice. The theme for this satellite event is: The enhancement of Haitian scientific heritage through the development of digital media.


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