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Title: Exploring the opportunities and challenges of implementing open research strategies within development institutions
Authors: Woolfrey, Lynn
Keywords: OPEN RESEARCH DATA
RESEARCH DATA PROCESSING
RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT
Date: Jan-2017
Abstract: The IDRC project Exploring the opportunities and challenges of implementing open research strategies within development institutions was designed to inform any Open Data policies of development research funders. For this purpose, project investigators selected existing IDRC projects as Open Data case studies. Our project, the Data on Alcohol and Tobacco in Africa (DATA) Project was selected as one of the case studies. Our project aims to collect and publish tobacco-related data from selected African countries, to benefit tobacco-focused policy research. This will help African governments plan for tobacco control in their countries, to support public health objectives. At an IDRC workshop in March 2016 we were introduced to the aims of the IDRC project, and discussed our contributions with project teams from other grantee projects selected as case studies. Projects were assisted to create inventories of the data they had collected, or will collect. At the workshop, we also initiated a Research Data Management Plan for our project, which serves as a guide for how our project will manage and share the data we are collecting. Ongoing support for the IDRC project included attending the 2016 SciDataCon conference and presenting on our case study.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/55966
Project Number: 108131
Project Title: Exploring the opportunities and challenges of implementing open research strategies within development institutions
Access: Open Access
License: Creative Commons CC BY
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