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.

Project Management

Scientists often run three or more highly complex projects in parallel. On top of that, a growing number of publishers and funding…

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Career Development

Career opportunities after the PhD are plentiful and often hidden in the non-academic job market. In this course, participants wil…

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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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Research Integrity

Fabrication, falsification and plagiarism are the usual suspects of scientific misconduct. [three-fifths-first] More common are l…

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Publishing and Public Relations

Basics and essentials about academic publishing and public releations across disciplines. Our trainings and workshops offer expert…

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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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Survey: Certification for open source hardware designs under peer-review

Our colleague André Maia Chagas is inviting you to fill and share a little informal poll on Twitter about open source hardware documentation in academic papers: https://twitter.com/Chagas_AM/status/1337346638084452355?s=20 Articles on #openhardware have different documentation standards, making it harder for people to reproduce/customise designs. Would it be useful if journals asked submissions to…

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Open Education Mirrors the Open Science Reform Movement

Originally published at ijoerandbeyond.org/open-education-mirrors-the-open-science-reform-movement/ | Open Educational Resources (OERs) are a game-changer for education, for a plethora of reasons spanning aspects such as accessibility and dissemination. Here, I want to focus on the promise of OERs to facilitate updating educational materials. Changeability in OERs Open resources can be more adaptable…

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TCC Africa & AfricArXiv win at ASAPbio sprint

Under the title Encouraging Preprint Curation and Review, ASAPbio has held a design sprint to increase exposure for new and existing ideas for encouraging preprint curation and review. The event was held in collaboration with Wellcome, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, DORA, EMBO Press, PLOS, and eLife.…

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Low-cost Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) kit to enhance COVID testing capacity in Sri Lanka

Aravinth Panch, A2P team member and co-founder of DreamSpace Academy in Batticaloa, helped Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) Colombo to develop a rapid test kit for COVID-19 as reported in newspapers in Sri Lanka.

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Kamila Markram: Open Science can save the planet

Imagine: from your taxpayer’s money, you pay for the highways in your country. And then imagine a company would come along, put up a toll gate and charge you so much money that only the richest cars could afford to use this highway. We would never allow this to happen on our roads, would we? But then why are we allowing this to happen to our scientific knowledge?

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National University Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Baseline Study

Pivot Global Education was commissioned by the Universities South Africa’s Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education along with the Department of Higher Education and Training (South Africa) to assess and map the development of entrepreneurship throughout the country’s public universities by evaluating structures, supports, delivery and successes in entrepreneurship development.

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Hoarding in science, no thanks. Openness and transparency in crisis mode and beyond

During the current SARS-COV-2 pandemic, the scientific approach is ostensibly unable to keep up with the rapid pace at which the crisis is spreading. After developing a research idea, it usually takes years to publish the results. Now, however, things need to move faster. One more reason to embrace open…

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Perspectives on Open Science and Inequity: Who is left behind?

[originally published at zbw-mediatalk.eu] Due to precautionary measures in regard to the coronavirus, the second day of this year’s Open Science Conference got canceled. Luckily, the panellists Johanna Havemann, Anne-Floor Scholvinck, Daniel Spichtinger and August Wierling agreed to submit their opening statements as a blog post for ZBW MediaTalk. by…

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In memoriam of Jon Tennant

[originally published at opensciencemooc.eu] We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of our colleague Dr Jonathan (Jon) Tennant. Jon was a visionary, deeply committed to making science accessible to everyone. For years, he worked tirelessly to make the world understand the urgency of the issues, writing prolifically and sharing…

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