Open Access Week
International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is held in October, and is celebrated by individuals, institutions and organizations across the world, while its organization is led by a global advisory committee. The official hashtag of Open Access Week is #OAweek.
Last year theme has been ‘’Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”.
As the transition to a system for sharing knowledge that is open by default accelerates, the question “open for whom?” is essential—both to consider and to act upon. Whose interests are being prioritized in the actions we take and in the platforms that we support? Whose voices are excluded? Are underrepresented groups included as full partners from the beginning? Are we supporting not only open access but also equitable participation in research communication? These questions will determine the extent to which emerging open systems for research will address inequities in the current system or replicate and reinforce them.
Check here the events organised by the EUI in 2019, and stay tuned for those in 2020!