ILRI takes open access seriously, adopting open licences for its products, setting up a dedicated repository as a publishing tool for all its products and establishing a portal for its data. Open access isn not just mandatory, it offers significant opportunities for its research to travel further and be applied.
This article by Abenet Yabowork, Alan Orth and Peter Ballantyne in the KM4Dev Journal explains the origins, operation and uses of the CGSpace repository set up in 2009 by the International Livestock Research Institute with several partners.
At ILRI we intentionally further our culture of innovation. Currently we are transforming the info centre on the Nairobi campus into a multi-use co-working space. Our goal is to create a flexible collaboration hub for researchers, PhD students, fellows, staff from the regions and partners alike.
This week, ILRI’s Board of Trustees approved two policies to guide our future efforts: ILRI policy on open access and the ILRI policy on research data management and sharing
This week is ‘Open Access Week’ with lots of activities happening worldwide. A good week to celebrate the freedom of information to circulate. This week is also ‘International Facilitation Week’; also a good opportunity to wonder how open facilitation helps knowledge circulate just as openly…
This week, Peter Ballantyne was asked by ICRISAT to share some experiences on ‘Open access repositories: Sharing research to the global community’ at a workshop as part of a ‘Capacity Development Program on Appropriate Technologies and Innovative Approaches for Agriculture Knowledge Sharing.’
On 10-11 March 2014, Tezira Lore shared some examples of ways that ILRI has integrated social media in its communication strategy towards enhancing the discoverability of research outputs.