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Bezuidenhout, Louise M., Sabina Leonelli, Ann H. Kelly, and Brian Rappert. 2017. “Beyond the Digital Divide: Towards a Situated Approach to Open Data.” Science and Public Policy 44 (4): 464–75.

AO: This 2017 paper by Bezuidenhout et al. uses qualitative empirical data from a study of lab-based research in Africa to highlight the limitations of a framing of online inequalities and access to ICTs as a "digital divide." They adapt Sen’s ‘capabilities approach’ to...Read more

BEZUIDENHOUT, LOUISE, ANN H. KELLY, SABINA LEONELLI, AND BRIAN RAPPERT. 2017. “‘$100 IS NOT MUCH TO YOU’: OPEN SCIENCE AND NEGLECTED ACCESSIBILITIES FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN AFRICA.” CRITICAL PUBLIC HEALTH 27 (1): 39–49.

AO: This 2017 article by Bezuidenhout et al. present empirical material from fieldwork undertaken in (bio)chemistry laboratories in Kenya and South Africa to examine the extent to which the ideals of the growing Open Science (OS) movement can be...Read more

2017: Gates Foundation's "Open Research" Launched

Angela Okune: In November 2017, Gates Foundation launched its open research publishing platform. This email announcement highlights how Gates Foundation seeks to "enable researchers to take control of the publishing process without barriers" by making work funded by the foundation...Read more

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