• This training aims to help you understand the unique forms that open science takes in traditionally underrepresented communities, so that you can promote these practices in the context of your work as a librarian from an inclusive perspective.

Open, collaborative, and inclusive science

  • Open Science aims to make scientific knowledge reproducible, transparent, and accessible to all.
  • Open science promotes equity and inclusivity, fostering collaboration, regardless of the researchers’ affiliation or geographical location.
  • Librarians play a vital role in promoting open science practices and combatting misinformation.


Digital accessibility, FAIR, and CARE principles

  • Considering the digital accessibility of the research workflow, ensures everyone can contribute and fully benefit from its products.
  • In order to be reusable, data should be findable, accessible, and interoperable. This is essential to accelerate scientific discoveries and decrease research costs, improving the opportunities of marginalized communities to get involved.
  • Data should contribute to the well-being and advancement of the community as a whole rather than individual or external interests.


Latin American Initiatives

  • The different initiatives promoting open science in Latin America conceive knowledge as a communal asset that should not be tied to finantial gain.

  • For fostering the implementation of open practices, the institutions need to reevaluate policies regarding publication rewards, emphasizing the need to shift towards an evaluation centered on social relevance rather than impact factor metrics.

  • Community-driven open science initiatives contribute to a more organic and authentic dissemination of open science principles. They facilitate inclusivity, peer learning, and tailored initiatives, making open science more accessible and relatable at a community level.