New partnership to promote open data awareness and participation in Africa

The African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) and Figshare, part of the Digital Science programme, have formed a new partnership to promote and increase awareness on open data and information sharing across Africa. The initiative aims to ensure increased awareness of Open Science and Open Data principles and practices contextualised to Africa, and ultimately contributing to a stronger open science ecosystem in Africa for the benefit of its communities, and the world.

As a key part of the partnership, Figshare and AfLIA are building an open access repository portal to host and disseminate AfLIA’s conference proceedings – including papers, presentations, posters, and videos – from 2023 onwards. The repository will also include other features, such as altmetrics and citation data. Authors will get credit for all their outputs.