Ahmed Oluwagbemi Ogunlaja presents the Global South perspective in Open Science
Plenary: Open for all? Diversity & disparity in Open Science.
Some have expressed fears that Open Science may perpetuate rather than eliminate the inequalities in global research and innovation. Are these fears justified? How can we ensure diversity and combat the drivers of disparity in Open Science? How can we promote inclusion and ensure inclusive development through Open Science?
"Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has" - Margaret Mead.
OSFair2017 | Open Science: A Global South Perspective
Open Science Fair 2017
• Open for All?
• Diversity & Disparity in Open Science
• A Global South Perspective
» Dr Ahmed Ogunlaja
Founder – Open Access Nigeria
Prof Johan Fagan
University of Cape Town
Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology,
Head and Neck Operative Surgery
Open Access Guide to Audiology and
Hearing Aids for Otolaryngologists
OPEN ACCESS ATLAS OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, HEAD
& NECK OPERATIVE SURGERY
95 authors / 20 countries
South Africa 23
New Zealand 1
Hong Kong 1
>1.2m chapter downloads
>1200 chapters per day
Chapter downloaded every 70 secs
Global digital Inequality?
High Cost of Data Services Relative
to Per Capita Income?
• The French ENT Society translated the
textbook from English to French.
• Appetite for open content
• Need for Outreach
• Inclusive Development
• Partners in the Global South
• Collaborative Research
– Multiple stages
– Design of the research problem
– Data collection analysis methodologies
– Publication & circulation of findings
• Platforms, spaces and opportunities for
• Integrated knowledge
• Practical solutions