The annual CZI Open Science meeting was held in California, USA, on September 18-21, with the participation of funded and affiliated projects.
MetaDocencia was present! 😚 Laura Ación attended the meeting in person as the general coordinator for the project.
In addition to participating in various sessions and sharing with colleagues from other global communities, Laura moderated a panel on "Building and Supporting Open Source Science Communities in Africa and Latin America" which highlighted the idea that everyone should be able to contribute, participate in and benefit from the development of science and technology 🗺️💫.
That principle is fundamental to open science and open source as global efforts.
In the talk, five open source science initiative leaders who have worked extensively with African and Latin American communities shared their experiences and ideas, considering the barriers to participation of those geographies. In addition, they proposed short, medium, and long term actions for funders, researchers, and organizations to help remove some of the barriers.