We previously reported on the plan by BioMed Central and Computer Aid International to convene a 2-day conference that will bring together researchers, librarians, university administrators and donors to discuss the issues surrounding access to scientific and medical research, and the role that open access journals can play in Africa.
The conference, Open Access Africa, will now hold at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, from 10-11 November 2010.
According to BioMed Central, “open access to the results of scientific and medical research has potential to play an important role in international development, and this conference will discuss the benefits of open access publishing in an African context, from the perspective of both readers seeking access to information, and researchers seeking to globally communicate the results of their work.”
The preliminary program of the conference has just been released. Registration to the event is free.