EIFL is pleased to announce the “Open access policy at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Ghana (CSIR-Ghana)” project, a 10-month initiative that will be implemented by CSIR-Institute for Scientific and Technological Information (CSIR-INSTI).
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the foremost national science and technology institution in Ghana. It is mandated to carry out scientific and technological research for national development and to pursue the implementation of government policies on scientific research and development.
The CSIR consists of a head office and 13 research institutes spread nationwide:
- csir-ari.org Animal Research Institute
- (brri.org) Building and Road Research Institute
- Crops Research Institute
- Food Research Institute
- Forestry Research Institute of Ghana
- Water Research Institute
The project will target research scientists, policy makers and research managers, and librarians. The management of CSIR is committed to disseminating the organization’s research as widely as possible.
Main project activities include:
- Setting up of an open access policy group at CSIR;
- Awareness creation and soliciting views across all 13 institutes of the CSIR on open access;
- Drafting an open access policy for CSIR;
- Workshop to validate a draft open access policy;
- Discussing and adopting an open access policy for CSIR.
“EIFL is pleased to partner with CSIR-INSTI to support OA policy development at their institution,” says Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager.
“The objective of the project is to further the opening up of scholarship and research that we are seeing through the growing open access, open research data and open science movements,” she says.