Moving to higher ground – from open access to open science in Asia
Asia OA Meeting – Kathmandu, Nepal
December 4-6, 2017
Venue: Hotel Mirage Lords Inn – Battisputali, Kathmandu
The meeting agenda is available here
Registration is free. You can register here
*Please note, Nepal will have elections on December 7, which may disrupt transportation around the city and to the airport. We recommend that if you are going to the airport on December 7 to plan to stay near the airport on that day.
Visa Information: Meeting participants can receive their visa on arrival in Nepal. This is available for citizens of all countries except the citizens of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria. The procedure and visa fee for the tourists for on arrival visa is available in the following link
Hotels: there are numerous hotels available in Kathmandu within a short taxi ride or walking distance of the venue. Please use booking.com, hotels.com or other service to find and book your accommodations.
Open access, and more broadly open science, is a global trend that promises to advance discovery, accelerate innovation and improve education. In order to support open science, governments, universities and other stakeholders must adopt policies, develop services and change their practices around sharing research outputs. The Asian region, in all its diversity, has a strong and expanding position in the international scientific community. This is also reflected in the realm of open science as countries and institutions in Asia implement policies and services to support greater openness.
Asia OA is a special forum hosted by COAR in which members of the Asian open access community share information, meet each other and build relationships. The community is dedicated to people working in the academic environment based in the Asian region and it celebrates Asian cultural diversity and unique way of doing things. Each year, OA Asia organizes a meeting to bring people from the Asian region together and help build capacity in one country.
This year, the Asia OA meeting will take place in Kathmandu, Nepal. The meeting will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about global trends, share information across Asian countries, and help with local strategies for increasing the adoption of OA in Nepal. The meeting will provide an opportunity to learn about global trends, share information across Asian countries, and help with local strategies for increasing the adoption of OA in Nepal. We will also present the results of the Next Generation Repositories initiative at COAR, and work with participants to develop a strategy for their adoption across the region.
The meeting is open to those from the academic and open science community in Asia.