Bridging knowledge exchange between Africa and Europe
We strengthen academic institutions and research on the African continent.
We work with
- African scientists and research institutions to enhance their positioning within the global research community
- European and other non-African scientists and institutions who wish to collaborate with African partners
Our goal is to identify synergies between African and European research institutions for fruitful collaboration projects.
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
We assist African and European scientists in finding collaboration partners.
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.
AfricArxiv is the preprint repository for African scientists.
Submit your manuscript at https://osf.io/preprints/
Submission Guidelines at https://goo.gl/Ry3hz8
African Journals Online
African Journals OnLine (AJOL) is the world’s largest online library of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals.
> browse peer-reviewed journals from Africa,
> download full text articles from journal homepages,
> search for an article by title, author/s or keywords,
Science Communication Trainings
TCC Africa offers trainings in Science Communication across the African continent, course topics ranging from proposal writing to resource mobilisation, data analysis and communicating to non-scientists.
Surplus laboratory equipment
Contact us or the Seeding Labs team if you have state of the art science equipment from surplus, overstock, or traded-in items that you would like to donate to research institutions and universities in the global south.
Build your BioHacker Space
AfricaOSH is a gathering for everyone interested in Open Science Hardware as a means to achieve locally adapted, culturally relevant, technologically and economically feasible production in Africa.
TReND in Africa (Teaching and Research in Natural Sciences for Development) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving university level science education and research in sub-Saharan Africa. TReND seeks to foster scientific excellence and collaboration in the region through organizing local neuroscience courses for young African scientists.
SynTechBio – Biohacker Spaces Network – supports Biohacking and DIY-Bio initiatives in the global south, enhancing the communication and action of the worldwide community as a group. The first African member is KumasiHive from Ghana.
SynTechBio provides information about how to build a complete Biohacking/DIY-Bio Space. Download the manual in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
African Research consortia and networks
NASAC (Network of African Science Academies) is a consortium of merit-based science academies in Africa and aspires to make the “voice of science” heard by policy and decision makers within Africa and worldwide. NASAC is dedicated to enhancing the capacity of existing national science academies and champions in the cause for creation of new academies where none exist.
African Open Science Platform
The African Open Science Platform initiative (AOSP), funded by the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) through the National Research Foundation (NRF), and implemented and managed by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), is a pan-African project for Africa by Africa. Direction is provided by CODATA (ISC).
Tapfuma MM, Hoskins HR (2019), Open science disrupting the status quo in academic libraries: A perspective of Zimbabwe.The Journal of Academic Librarianship. Volume 45, Issue 4, July 2019, Pages 406-412. DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2019.05.005
SA-EU Open Science Dialogue, Hodson, Simon, Walwyn, David, Wood, John, & Wright, Colin. (2019, February 7). SA-EU Open Science Dialogue Report. Zenodo. 10.5281/zenodo.2559469
Fonn S (2018), Research-intensive universities in Africa? A model of how to build them. theconversation.com
Participants of African Open Science Platform Strategy Workshop, March 2018 et al (2018), The African Open Science Platform: The Future of Science and the Science of the Future. zenodo.org,
Glausiusz J (2018), How to deliver sound science in resource-poor regions, nature.com Career Feature
Joubert, M. and Costas, R., 2019. Getting to Know Science Tweeters: A Pilot Analysis of South African Twitter Users Tweeting about Research Articles. Journal of Altmetrics, 2(1), p.2. DOI: doi.org/10.29024/joa.8
Fourie W (2017), Six barriers that make it difficult for African states to use research for policy. theconversation.com
de Vries J et al. (2017), Regulation of genomic and biobanking research in Africa: a content analysis of ethics guidelines, policies and procedures from 22 African countries. BMC Medical Ethics 18:8 doi.org/10.1186/s12910-016-0165-6
Chinsembu KCet al. (2011), Indigenous knowledge of HIV/AIDS among High School students in Namibia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 7:17 doi.org/10.1186/1746-4269-7-17
Find more articles at scienceopen.com/collection/Research-in-Africa