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Open Access Africa

Open Access Africa logo - an event from BioMed Central

Aim of conference

Open access to the results of scientific and medical research has potential to play an important role in international development. 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.

Open Access Africa 2012

The 3rd annual Open Access Africa conference, hosted by BioMed Central, was held at the University of Cape Town, South Africa from 4 - 5 November 2012.

The annual conference aims to bring together researchers, librarians, university administrators, funders and other decision-makers to discuss the benefits of open access to research in an African context, from the perspective of both researchers seeking to globally communicate their work, as well as readers seeking to access information.

The 2012 event is now over. Presentation slides and video of the sessions are available here.

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