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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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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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A peacetech approach to mitigate mass violence in South Sudan

This article was originally published on  frient-peacebuilding-forum.de/pbf-voices-blog/… Written by Johanna Havemann & Stephen Kovats, r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation gGmbH, Germany   How can technologies and digital media be strategically used to achieve conflict-resolution and peacebuilding objectives? To answer this question, peacetech is a growing field that allows peace advocates and local…

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re:publica 18 session – Towards Lab Equipment as a Common Good

At this year’s re:publica, we had a session on Open Science Hardware. Our focus was on hardware and software solutions, tools and services, resources and projects that adopt the Open Source approach and have one goal: to increase access to scientific research. Initiatives and visionaries around the globe are putting this…

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Bringing academia and policy-making closer together – for the sake of Science

Introducing our new course on Policy Writing and Communication for Scientists, Alexandra Athansopoulous-Köpping shares her views on the importance of the topic and its relevance to research.   In the last season of Game of Thrones when the danger of the white walkers was more imminent than ever, esp. in…

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Communication of Science: Out with the old and in with the new!

This post was originally published in Swedish at the Vetenskap & Allmänhet website. “VA is an independent Swedish non-profit membership organization that works to promote dialogue and openness between researchers and the public.” This English version was originally published by Olle Bergman on LInkedIn. I harp on about it all the time,…

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The ethics of copyright transfer for scientific research

On his blog Green Tea and Velociraptors our team colleague Jon Tennant questions the ethics of the widely practiced copyright transfer from authors of peer reviewed articles that are based mostly on public funding to commercial publishers.  The following is an excerpt from Jon’s original blog post. […] Typically, the process of…

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