Join campaign to promote Open Science in Africa

Be part of the larger community supporting the promotion of Open Science in Africa by being one of the signatories to the Dakar Declaration on Promotion of Open Science in Africa.

The Dakar Declaration on promotion of Open Science in Africa was prepared for and signed by participants to the Sci-GaIA workshop on Promotion of Open Science in Africa and the 2nd West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) annual conference all held in Dakar in March 2016.

Research and Education institutions, researchers, academics and students are being called on to sign the petition whose signatories, by virtue of signing, agree to promote open access to publications or data and full reproducibility and re-usability of scientific results on the continent.

To ensure that the petition is easily accessible and available to as many people as possible, the Sci-GaIA consortium has uploaded the petition online and individuals can sign simply by filling in the box on the right and confirming their signature by clicking on the link they will receive in their mailbox.

Universities and other interested organizations can also sign the petition by copying and pasting the text of the declaration on a headed paper and sending the signed declaration to

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