Our Call for Papers for the 2023 Annual Forum received so many excellent submissions from librarians, researchers, funders and policy makers across the region, along with leading open science solutions providers – we have decided to extend the Annual Forum and add a third day to the proceedings. The event will now start on the evening of the 22nd of October, with a Welcome Drinks Reception and Early Registration, sponsored by IEEE, and will run until the 25th of October.
This third day will be an online-only series of panels and workshops, which delegates can access from anywhere in the world, covering key themes including:
- Decolonisation: how Open Science can benefit everyone
- Opening up around the world: global case studies
- Trusting the process: how to build trust in open science research
- How open are we? Regional evaluations
- Barriers to openness: challenges and solutions
- Strategies to encourage open access publishing
- Becoming open: building open research communities
- Identifying and avoiding predatory publishers and predatory conferences
Details of our speakers and the full programme will be available shortly. We are looking forward to a truly excellent programme of insightful, practical and thought-provoking discussions and debates, as we work together with our partners, our speakers, our sponsors and our delegates to explore key issues concerning the development and implementation of open science policies and practises in research institutions and research communities across the Arab world.
For more information about the conference, to check the programme, and to register and join us, please visit the conference website.