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Access 2 Perspectives provides novel insights into the communication and management of Science. Our goal is to equip young 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, French, Swedish and Portuguese.

Science 2.0 – The Academic Internet

Digital tools offer a variety of opportunities for maximising research communications. These can be utilised to reach a wider audi...

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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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Career Development

How do you write a CV or resume that will land you the desired job at the next step in your career? What is required for a positio...

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Research Integrity

Fabrication, falsification and plagiarism are the usual suspects of scientific misconduct.   Digital Services Retraction Watc...

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Open Science

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

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Project Management

  Selected Digital Tools Open Science Framework – A scholarly commons to connect the entire research cycle labfolder is an...

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interdisciplinary and cross-cultural

BRIDGING KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE BETWEEN AFRICA AND EUROPE

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Research in Africa

We strengthen academic institutions and research on the African continent.

Highlighting African scientists’ profiles and achievements
Highlighting African scientists’ profiles and achievements

We encourage and advise African scientists to build an online presence for their academic achievements.

Supporting global scientific networking
Supporting global scientific networking

We assist African and European scientists in finding collaboration partners.

Collaboration with likeminded organisations
Collaboration with likeminded organisations

With our partners we offer support and consultation on various aspects such as institutional optimisation, career building, equipment donations and global exchange of knowledge and resources.

Latest Insights into Perspectives

Your perspective is the way you see something - your point of view to a certain aspect in science, business or your personal life. Access 2 Perspectives assists you in gaining insight to other people's point of view, to broaden your horizon and to gain knowledge and understanding. Opening up towards other people's perspective gives you a broader image of the aspect and a given situation. Mutual understanding is a prerequisite towards creating mutual benefit.

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Science in Crisis – Is Open Science the Solution?

Rima-Maria Rahal1 & Johanna Havemann2 1 Tilburg University, The Netherlands 2 Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education, Germany This article was written as part of the Open Science Fellow Program 2018/19. and published originally in German (“Wissenschaft in der Krise: Ist Open Science der Ausweg?”) under CC-BY-SA license…

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Open Science and Research Data Management: a workshop review

As Open Data and the F.A.I.R. Principles are more and more becoming a standard in scientific processes, transparency and reproducibility of the whole research workflow are starting to be recognized as good scientific practices (see for instance the SPARC initiative https://openscholarchampions.eu). To make the transition towards Open Data and the…

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A Case for Open Science Hardware

Presentation about Open Science Hardware held at the Berlin Open Science – Reproducible Research – Meetup on Feb 06, 2019. A Case for Open Science Hardware from Jo Havemann Cite as: Havemann, Johanna. (2019, February). A Case for Open Science Hardware. Zenodo. doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2564076

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Imagine a Research Future Defined by Open Values

– Introducing the Open Science MOOC by Jon Tennant. This article was originally published on genr.eu | DOI: 10.25815/6hyr-g583   The world of research is not working as well as it could be. On all sides we see issues with reproducibility, questionable research practices, barriers and walls, wasteful research, and…

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Open Scholarship Strategy

This article was oroginally published at ese-bookshelf.blogspot.com by our colleague Duncan Nicholas. After more than a year of work, the Open Scholarship Strategy document has been published in full. The work was inspired by the Foundations for OER Strategy Development, the FORCE11 Scholarly Commons Working Group, and developed by an open…

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Open Science in Africa – Challenges, Opportunities and Perspectives

Justin Ahinon and Jo Havemann, both founders of AfricArXiv, talk in this article about the development of Open Science Services in Africa, initiatives, the current situation and chances in the future. This article was originally published at elephantinthelab.org (doi:10.5281/zenodo.1492745) Open Science is becoming increasingly popular globally and provides unprecedented opportunities…

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The man and the scientific publishing giant

In an attempt to secure and protect unbiased Open Science in Europe our team member, palaeontologist and Open Access activist Jon Tennant has taken another stand against Elsevier. Elsevier is the biggest and most influential scientific publisher and at the same time probably the most profitable business worldwide. To get an overview…

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Paying for Open Access does not increase your paper’s impact, but self-archiving in a repository does

An article by Nick Wehner, Director of Open Initiatives at OCTO | Open Communications for The Ocean – originally published at marxivinfo.org. Numerous studies have found that Open Access papers are cited significantly more than the global average. Across all scientific disciplines, the average citation increase is 30%. If that’s not a compelling enough…

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Mentoring at Open Science Fellows Program

Towards the end of September, the Open Science Fellows Program  will enter its third round at Wikimedia Germany. Once again, 20 scientists will be supported in making their scientific research and teaching open and thereby contributing to the promotion of Open Science. An integral part of the program is the mentoring…

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