At #UCDavis 5/25-5/26: An open digital global South: risks and rewards

The Innovating Communication in Scholarship Project invites you to:


Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 9:15 AM PDT
– to –
Friday, May 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM PDT

UC Davis School of Law
Room 1001

400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616

Register here

This conference explores the promises and risks of openness in scholarship in relationship to the Global South. Research and scholarship are increasingly adopting ‘open’ models of practice and sharing, such as open access publications, open data, and open source software. This openness supports improved research reusability, reproducibility, and visibility, and seeks to address barriers to equitable access, and to foster global intellectual conversations. But do attempts at promoting openness in scholarship create new forms of exclusion or hierarchy in various regions of the world? How are Southern scholars and publishers’ experiences with open access and open data taken into account within conversations on developing standards and models for ‘open’ scholarship in the Global North? Are there unanticipated opportunities or risks created through the implementation of models for open data, open software, or open access to research?

The event is free and open to the public. Visitors can find information on accommodation and more at The event will also be livestreamed.

We hope you can make it!

Innovating Communication in Scholarship

A UC Davis IFHA Project

Co-Sponsored by the UC Davis Law School and the Library

Please send any inquiries to Michael Wolfe, mrwolfe


Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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