What we do

A catalyst for positive action, we work with key stakeholders to develop and implement a pragmatic programme to facilitate the transition towards more accessible, inclusive and sustainable research and education models in the Arab region.

Our driving focus is on building the resources, the membership, the organisational structures, and the broader community to support the advancement of Open Science in research communities and research institutions across the Arab world. As part of this, we have three core pillars of activity.

Creating accessible and localised resources for our members and the wider research community, designed to facilitate the implementation of Open Science policies and practices.

Arranging Community Development Activities (CDAs) throughout the year, including workshops and webinars providing practical insights and guidance on key aspects of Open Science for higher education stakeholders, and working groups to address key projects and strategic problems.

Organising the Annual Forum (held in a different Arab country each year), which provides a forum for librarians, researchers, government policy makers, universities and international experts to discuss and debate key themes and issues relating to the advancement of Open Research across the Arab world.

Community Development Activities


Annual Forum