Bridging academic landscapes

In today's globalized world, science and technology carry the potential to provide tools, procedures and techniques for peace-building and sustainable societies.

Workshops & Trainings

The courses are geared towards adult learning with participatory approaches. Participants are encouraged to add their experience and knowledge to the course content in discussions, debates and group work. Topics covered are backed by real examples and relate to the participants’ field of research where applicable. Workshops Trainings Groups of usually…

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Speeches, talks & seminars

All listed course topics can also be covered in a talk or seminar for bigger audiences. Tell us what topic you are interested in, who your target audience is and your preferred date/s; we will get back to you. Contact: info@access2perspectives.com Previous presentations What role can Open Science play in enabling…

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Consulting & Mentoring

Would you like to design a strategic approach towards Open Science practices in your research lab, department or institute? Many of our team members have thorough experience on all aspects of Open Science and responsible research and can assist you in developing best practices and approaches specific to your research…

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Course Topics & Projects we work on

Access 2 Perspectives provides novel insights into the communication and management of Science. Our goal is to equip young as well as experienced researchers with the skills and enthusiasm they need to pursue a successful and joyful career. We work in an international environment offering trainings in English, German, Greek, French, Swedish, Swahili, Afrikaans and Portuguese.

Open Science

To ensure scientific processes and results being transparent and accessible is the core idea behind ‘Open Science’. Th…

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Research in Africa

Strengthening academic institutions and research on the African continent. We work with African scientists and research institutio…

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Indigenous Knowledge

Indigenous or traditional knowledge is embedded in cultural traditions of indigenous peoples, regional and local communities and b…

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Reading & Writing

If you are looking for courses and input on Reading and Writing you can choose from the following topics: >> Scientific Writ…

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Scientific Writing

The purpose of scientific writing is not the mere presentation of information and research results, but rather its actual communic…

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Science 2.0 – The Academic Internet

Digital tools offer a variety of opportunities for optimising communication for research transparency and efficiency. These can be…

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interdisciplinary and cross-cultural

BRIDGING KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE BETWEEN AFRICA AND EUROPE

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A2P Projects

Some of the projects we are working on unless we are facilitating trainings or speaking at conferences:

Animal Welfare
Animal Welfare

How Open Science allows us to reduce the numbers of invasive experiments with animals as well as learn about their cognition, behaviors, communication and consciousness.

Language Diversity
Language Diversity

Questioning English as the lingua franca and how language diversity in Science can be a reality, today.

Research in Africa
Research in Africa

We work with academic institutions and researchers on the African continent by 1) Highlighting African scientists’ profiles and achievements; 2) Supporting global scientific networking; and 3) Assisting African and European scientists in identifying collaboration partners.

Latest Insights into Perspectives

We report on best practices in Open Science, Research Workflows and Integrity as well as share experiences from our events and projects.

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Multilingual COVID-19 Information Videos

There is a lot of information circulating about COVID-19 – some more reliable than others. For many individuals, it is stressful to sort through differing messages – often in languages that are not their mother tongue. We propose to address this with short, consistent messages provided in as many regional/local…

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Mapping the COVID-19 global response

COVID-19 relevant information and resources by country License: CC-0 Click on individual nodes and view information by country info hotlines governmental informational websites, Twitter feeds & Facebook pages fact checking online resources language indicator DIY resources clinical staff capacity building etc. With the navigation buttons to the right, you can…

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Day 3: Project Management

Scientists often run three or more highly complex projects in parallel. On top of that, a growing number of publishers and funding agencies require scientists to make their raw data available upon publication according to the four foundational principles – Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability (FAIR). To ensure goal-oriented and…

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Day 2: Research Integrity

What do you think are integral parts of research integrity? What topics are entailed and should be discussed in all or some research disciplines to what detail and with what specific aspects? >> board.net/p/A2P_Research_Integrity List of topics to discuss: Responsible Research & Innovation Animal Welfare Citations Hedging Ethics in Science Legal…

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Day 1: Open Science

We are inviting you for a virtual collaborative writing sprint around Scholarly Communication and soft skills development for researchers. Agenda: board.net/p/A2P_COVID19-Quarantine_OpenScience-sprint Facilitated by Access 2 Perspectives team membersTopics: access2perspectives.com/topics/Contact: info@access2perspectives.com (Jo Havemann)Licensing: CC-BY 4.0 Access 2 Perspectives // see Procedure Under each topic of the day (e.g. day 1: Open…

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COVID-19 Research & Outbreak Mitigation

Refer to the Wikipedia article 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic or the World Health Organization’s situation reports for most recent reported case information. Protect yourself and others from infection by following these suggestions: Handwashing Respiratory hygiene Self-isolation and self-quarantine Social distancing Contribute to vaccine research (see below) Stay calm and wash your hands. In between, check…

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Education Needs in Research Data Management

I worry that ‘I don’t know what I don’t know. That is the situation of many students when faced with research data management issues. After years of practice in the neuroscience data analysis and 6 months dealing purely with Research Data Management (RDM) in that domain, I am sometimes still…

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ZBW Mediatalk interview about AfricArXiv and language diversity in Science

The following interview was originally published at zbw-mediatalk.eu and licensed under Creative Commons BY 4.0. Enjoy the read! Fostering transparency, open access and global dialogue in research are crucial to deal with local as well as with global challenges like the ongoing climate change. Practiced open science allows for more…

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Open Source software and tools for better research

The first webinar of the Open Science MOOC focused on Module 5: Open Research Software and Open Source and was pesented by our team colleague André Maia Chagas.   View the slides of this presentation at zenodo.org/record/3242340 Cite as: Maia Chagas, Andre. (2019, June). Bringing science to the 21st Century: Open…

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