Open Access Africa


In partnership with Computer Aid International, BioMed Central will be hosting a two-day conference on open access publishing at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, from 10-11 November 2010.   Open access to the results of scientific and medical research has potential to play an important role in international development, and this conference will discuss the benefits of open access publishing in an African context, from the perspective of both readers seeking access to information, and researchers seeking to globally communicate the results of their work.

The conference will bring together researchers, librarians, university administrators and funders to discuss the issues surrounding access to scientific and medical research, and the role that open access journals can play.  The program will include speakers from all sectors including academia,  NGOs, industry and government bodies.  The event will also feature break-out sessions to allow stakeholders to provide input on a variety of topics. A detailed program will be announced shortly.

There is no cost to attend the conference, but space is limited. To reserve your place, or to sign up to receive additional information, please email:  

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