Monday, 14 March 2011
The OASCIR project for setting up an IR for the Faculty of Science, UofK is now officially LIVE
On the afternoon of Mar 14th the authors of the OASCIR project proposal have received e-mail notification from Iryna Kuchma, EIFL, that their proposal "Open Access awareness-raising campaign among researchers at the Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum (UofK)" has been selected for funding by the EIFL Call for proposals for open access advocacy campaigns.
The project is therefore live now, and upcoming initiatives with regard to its implementation will be disseminated from this blog. According to the proposal, the Open Access awareness-rising campaign at Faculty of Science, UofK will take ten months, and an Institutional Repository should be available for researchers to deposit their work into from Month II in the project timeline.
Other four proposals from African countries were selected at this call. We expect to be able to cooperate with them in order to enhance global visibility of research done in Africa.